Coronavirus warning: WHO warns ‘countries on a dangerous track’ as COVID-19 pandemic grows

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Dr Margaret Harris told Sky News that the World Health Organisation is very concerned about the spread of coronavirus. The WHO spokesperson added the next few months will be very tough for countries in the northern hemisphere.

Dr Harris said: “We are very concerned.

“We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic, particularly in the northern hemisphere.

“The next few months are going to be very tough.

“It is essential that we do everything to turn it around now.

“Some countries are indeed on a dangerous track.”

Last week Dr Harrris issued a passionate rallying call to countries that are facing big uptakes in coronavirus cases.

The WHO spokesperson said the COVID-19 pandemic was not a political issue and labelled it “humanity versus the virus”.

She also explained the most effective way for nations to combat the spread of coronavirus.  

Dr Margaret Harris told Sky News: “We don’t specifically say one approach over another but what we have seen that works and countries have been able to turn the tide, is strong leadership, comprehensive strategies, consistent communication and an engaged empowered enabled population.

“What I mean by that is the people know what they are being asked to do and it is possible for them to do it.

“Every country right now especially those facing very big uptakes is feeling uncertain.

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“I would just say to the people listen to each other, work and together.  

“This really is humanity versus the virus, not a political issue.

“This is all about getting the virus under control.”

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