The raging coronavirus pandemic has the potential to get far worse if countries don’t take basic healthcare precautions, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
“Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“If basics are not followed, the only way this pandemic is going to go, it is going to get worse and worse and worse. But it does not have to be this way.”
The United States and Brazil are the countries worst hit.
“There will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future … There is a lot to be concerned about,” Tedros added, in some of his strongest comments of recent weeks.