Amid the outbreak and scare of the coronavirus, the World Health organization (WHO) on Monday said there are now over 300,000 confirmed cases recorded worldwide as the pandemic keeps gaining grounds and spreading even faster.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general has described the development as “heartbreaking.”
“It took 67 days for the first 100,000 cases to be confirmed, 11 days for the next 100,000, and only four for the last 100,000,’’ the WHO said.
He also said that the number of infections among doctors and care personnel is especially alarming.
“When the people who take care of the sick become ill themselves, many more people will die,’’ Tedros warned.
The WHO DG called on the G20 countries to work together to ratchet up the production of protective gear.
Tedros also said that those materials must be distributed fairly and arrive where they are needed most.
G20 however includes the most important industrialised and emerging countries, which together account for over 80 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) according to reports.