Mumbai: With more than 5,00,000 people worldwide infected with coronavirus and claiming the lives of more than 5,00,000 people, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming months.
According to the news agency Xinhua, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a daily media briefing on Monday that the important question facing all countries in the coming months is how to live with the virus. This is the new normal.
He further said that the epidemic is growing rapidly globally, six months ago, no one would have guessed that the virus could throw everyone’s life out of gear.
The WHO chief said that six months ago, none of us would have imagined how our world – and our lives – would turn into turmoil due to this new virus.
According to the latest WHO figures, the total number of coronavirus cases increased to 10,199,798 and the death toll rose to 502,947.
“Pandemic has ejected the best and worst of humanity. Around the world, we have done a heartfelt job of resilience, invention, solidarity, and kindness. But we have also seen concerning signs of stigma, misinformation, and the politicization of the pandemic,” he added.