New flash COVID-19 in several countries of Europe and the Northern hemisphere are related to the fact that young people are reduced vigilance in the summer, said at a briefing on Thursday, the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Evidence suggests that outbreaks of cases COVID-19 in some countries is a result of the fact that young people have relaxed their vigilance during the summer season in the Northern hemisphere," he said.
The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus this week will convene the emergency Committee by the who to assess the situation with the pandemic COVID-19 in the world.
"This Thursday will mark six months since, when the who announced COVID-19 emergency of public health of international importance... As required by international rules, I will bring the emergency Committee this week to re-evaluate the situation with the pandemic COVID-19 and gave me appropriate advice," said who Director-General at a press conference Monday in Geneva.
The number of cases COVID-19 in the world in the last six weeks has almost doubled and reached almost 16 million, said Director General of the world health organization (who) tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"The who has reported nearly 16 million cases COVID-19 and more than 640 thousands of deaths. The pace of the pandemic continues to accelerate. Over the past six weeks the total number of cases has roughly doubled", - quotes Twitter the who Director-General statement.
The threat of an active transfer and dissemination COVID-19 in Latin America remains high, said at a briefing in Geneva, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan.
"Almost all countries in Latin America present the transmission of the virus among the community. The level of infection stable in some States and continues to grow in others. We had a complicated situation in Bolivia, Colombia and other places, where in recent weeks has increased the number of infections. So I would say that the overall situation in Latin America continues to pose a threat to active transmission COVID-19", - he said.
The number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus of its type in the world exceeded 13 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which summarizes the data of the Federal and local authorities, as well as media and other open sources.
According to the University 00.11 GMT the number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the entire world has reached 13 006 764. Died, according to the University, 570 776 people with COVID-19. Cured for all the time 7 163 038 people.
Reaction of various States to the pandemic coronavirus can be described in four scenarios, said the head of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus at the briefing.
The first group include the countries of South-East Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa, "which was warned and aware" about the outbreak. According to the head of the who, the leaders of these countries "took control of the situation into their own hands", which allowed to establish effective communication with the population regarding the necessary action.
The head of the world health organization Tedros of Ghebreyesus said the acceleration in rate of spread of the coronavirus in the world.
"The outbreak is accelerating, and we certainly haven't reached the peak of the pandemic," he said.
The world health organization (who) is experiencing a cautious optimism about the possible emergence of a vaccine against coronavirus, said at the briefing foreign correspondents Association in Geneva office of the UN who Director-General Dr tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"As you know, at the moment we have no vaccine for coronavirus. So the question is, whether we have a vaccine. Of course, we should be optimistic but careful, as it will be the first vaccine against the coronavirus," said he.
Egyptian scientists are conducting preclinical studies of at least four vaccines against coronavirus and develop three medications from the disease, said Minister of higher education and scientific research of Egypt Khalid Abd al-Ghaffar.
The Director General of the world health organization (who) tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said earlier on Thursday that at the moment in the world there is a development of 141 vaccines against coronavirus.
Six months after revealing COVID-19 number of infected virus in the world reached 10 million people, 500 thousand died, said at a briefing in Geneva the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Tomorrow will be six months from the time when who got the first reports about the outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia in China. Significant date coincides with the achievement of the 10 million cases of infection COVID-19 and 500 thousand deaths," he said.
The spread of the pandemic COVID-19 in the world is accelerating, despite improvement in some States, said the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The Director General of the who noted that June 30 will mark exactly six months since then, the organization had received the first reports about the outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia in China.
The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the situation with coronavirus in the world is deteriorating, despite improvements in Europe, next week the number of cases could exceed 10 million.
"Although the situation in Europe has improved, around the world it is getting worse. In the first month of the pandemic, who reported less than 10 thousand cases in the last month it was announced almost four million cases. Next week we expect that the number of cases will reach 10 million, and the number of victims - 500 thousand", - said the Director General of the who in a speech before the European Parliament.
The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus called on to increase production of dexamethasone for the treatment of severe patients with COVID-19, noting that the drug has shown its effectiveness.
According to him, the demand for this drug is already exceeding supply after a successful test means in the UK.
The world has entered a dangerous new phase of the spread of coronavirus. This statement was made by the Director-General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
On the eve during the day, who has received information about more than 150 thousand new cases of infection with coronavirus, which was a record daily rate, Ghebreyesus said.
A record number of new infected with a coronavirus in the world June 18, indicates rapid spread of the pandemic, said at a briefing the head of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
He added that half of new infections occurred in North and South America, which in may was recognized as the center of the pandemic. Also a significant number of cases in South Asia and the middle East.
The Minister of health of great Britain Matt Hancock praised the work of scientists involved in studies of the steroid dexamethasone, which can help in the treatment COVID-19.
"Scientists have done a wonderful job... It's really very good progress, this is one of the best news of all is that we received over the entire period of this crisis," said Hancock, the TV channel Sky News.
In the treatment COVID-19 occurred "scientific breakthrough", said the Director General of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
He commented on the results of clinical trials in the UK steroid dexamethasone for treating coronavirus infection.
The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus called "scientific breakthrough" results of clinical trials in the UK steroid dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19.
As revealed in the Oxford study, anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone reduces the risk of death in patients with COVID-19, connected to the ventilator, 35% among patients receiving oxygen at 20%. The drug in Britain costs about five pounds (437 rubles - approx. ed.). The British government on Tuesday has approved dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19.
The Republican leader in the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress, Michael mccaul on Monday put on the Chinese authorities responsible for spread of coronavirus and has criticized the world health organization for "politicized solutions".
The relevant findings made in the preliminary report of a Congressman about the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19.
The United States still remain members of the world health organization, said at a briefing on Monday, who Director-General Dr tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"Yes, the United States still are members of the who," he said.
Pandemic COVID-19 had a negative impact on a program for combating influenza, which can lead to growth of cases and inability to detect new influenza viruses, said at a briefing on Monday, the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"The influenza surveillance either suspended or reduced in many countries, and there has been a sharp reduction in the exchange of information and influenza viruses for pandemic COVID-19. Compared to the last three years, we have seen a sharp reduction in the number of samples that are tested for influenza worldwide. We also observed a reduction of 62% in the number of supply viruses to the centers that are collaborating with who, and 94% in the number of influenza viruses, the data on genetic sequences, which is loaded into the database GISAID (global research initiative and the primary source of genomic data of influenza and the new coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 - ed.)", - he said.
Worldwide COVID-19 contracted nearly 7 million people, most cases currently have in the region of the Americas and South Asia, said at a briefing in Geneva the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"The who reported nearly 7 million cases COVID-19 and nearly 400 thousand deaths. Although the situation in Europe is improving in the world it is getting worse. For 9 of the past 10 days reported more than 100 thousand cases COVID-19. Yesterday reported more than 136 thousand cases, the largest number for the day," he said.
Who opposes racism of any kind and urged the protesters to comply with security measures during a pandemic COVID-19, to prevent the spread of the virus, said at a briefing in Geneva the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"We continue to insist on monitoring of the situation to prevent the return of the virus, especially while in a number of countries resumed the massive collection of all kinds. Who fully supports equality and a global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of any kind. We call on all protesters across the globe to do it safely," he said.
The world health organization revised its recommendations for use of masks, wearing them encourages including public transport and shops, said CEO who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Who previously made a statement that wearing masks is recommended only to patients COVID-19.
The staff of the world health organization (who) are already present in the city of Mbandaka in the North-West of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he was declared a new outbreak of Ebola.
Earlier media with reference to Minister of health of the DRC Ateni of Longonjo reported on the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the city of Mbandaka in Equateur province. From the disease is already four people died.
Pandemic coronavirus negative impact on their ability to obtain medical care for non-communicable diseases, the results of a study published by the world health organization (who).
The study, conducted over three weeks in may, was attended by 155 countries. According to the results, the negative effect of the pandemic is widespread, but the most affected countries with low income levels.