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WHO chief warns spread of coronavirus accelerating

The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly “accelerating,” the World Health Organization warns today, but says it was still possible to “change the trajectory” of the outbreak.

“The pandemic is accelerating,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells journalists in a virtual news briefing, saying “it took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases.”

But he says that “we are not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” — AFP