Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the technical group of the World Health Organization’s emergency diseases unit, assessed the epidemiological situation in the world against the background of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to her, the organization records an increase in the number of newly detected cases of COVID-19 infection.
During the briefing, she was asked how the WHO assesses the prospect of a third wave of coronavirus.
“We are still in the acute phase of the pandemic,” Kerkhove said.
At the same time, she also called for taking precautions during the upcoming Catholic Easter in Europe. The head of the technical group stressed that after the New Year, an increase in the incidence of coronavirus was also recorded. Kerckhove advised refraining from attending mass events.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 126.2 million cases have been registered, more than 101.8 million people have recovered, and more than 2.7 million patients have died.