WHO statement on cases of COVID-19 surpassing 100 000

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7 March 2020
WHO Statement

As of today’s reports, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100 000. As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities.

China and other countries are demonstrating that spread of the virus can be slowed and impact reduced through the use of universally applicable actions, such as working across society to identify people who are sick, bringing them to care, following up on contacts, preparing hospitals and clinics to manage a surge in patients, and training health workers.

WHO calls on all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus.

Every effort to contain the virus and slow the spread saves lives. These efforts give health systems and all of society much needed time to prepare, and researchers more time to identify effective treatments and develop vaccines.

Allowing uncontrolled spread should not be a choice of any government, as it will harm not only the citizens of that country but affect other countries as well.

We must stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity. Every person has the capacity to contribute, to protect themselves, to protect others, whether in the home, the community, the healthcare system, the workplace or the transport system.

Leaders at all levels and in all walks of life must step forward to bring about this commitment across society.

WHO will continue to work with all countries, our partners and expert networks to coordinate the international response, develop guidance, distribute supplies, share knowledge and provide people with the information they need to protect themselves and others.


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4 Responses to WHO statement on cases of COVID-19 surpassing 100 000

  1. Our county is still free and hundreds of miles away from it was reported in the state. Knock on wood!!! In the meantime my family and I have our dear countrymen/women in the affected state of Washington in our daily prayers. This grandpa is repeating the same advice by the experts: Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly for at least 20 seconds preferably 30 seconds. May The Almighty Our Creator Blanket You From This Scourge!!!

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 11, 2020 at 1:18 am

  2. How about our brother WHO chief Dr. Tedros bin Adhanom? I am very proud of him on he has handled this novel and extremely dangerous virus for which there could not be any preparation or solution. He is doing a heck of a job in keeping us all abreast and seriously warning those leaders who wants to listen. He is heeded tonight by the leader of the most powerful nation in the world. Folks, please do not take this virus lightly but don’t let panic get control of you either. And it does not discriminate. One of the most famous and richest actors, Tom Hanks and his wife have just been tested positive for the virus. So this virus does not play games. What experts has been telling us is no matter how extremely dangerous this virus is, it is also so fragile. Simple and thorough hand washing will get it rid off our hands. If you can’t find readymade hand sanitizers you can make your own by mixing 1 cup of 99% or 91% isopropyl alcohol with very small amount of hydrogen peroxide and with 1/4 cup of cooled boiled water. You can use that with very small amount of your favorite hand lotion you may have been using during the winter season. Guard your seniors in your family and cut back on kissing, hugging and feeding each other. I will keep you all in my daily prayers!!! This shall pass!!! Insha’Allah!!!

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 11, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    • Farda

      did you sipped sth that night ? I meant the night you wrote this comment at starbucks ???

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      cyber cafe2
      March 12, 2020 at 1:11 pm

  3. I can’t believe to notice so many grammatical errors in my comment. Apparently spelling and grammar check feature is not functioning as it should. I am sure you got my message.

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 12, 2020 at 6:35 am

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