US and Europe should be prepared for Second Corona Wave, warn WHO officials

Stockholm: – The Coronavirus pandemic claimed more than four thousand lives, around the world, in the last 24 hours. Whereas, 100,000 new cases were added on Saturday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the ever-increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia and India was a cause for concern. Whereas, a senior official in the WHO, warned that the United States and Europe should be prepared for the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic. 

Yesterday, a reduction in the number of deaths, as compared to the last two days, was observed. In the last 24 hours, 4,183 deaths were reported, taking the total number of deaths, around the world, to 344,550. In this, 1,127 deaths were reported from the United States. The total number of deaths in the United States is rising rapidly towards 100,000. John Hopkins university informed that Brazil reported 965, and the European countries reported 856 deaths, in one day.

As per the information given by Worldometer, 99,872 new cases were reported from 212 countries of the world. This has taken the total number of cases in the world, over 5.4 million. Out of these, 75% of the cases are reported from only twelve countries. The total count of Coronavirus cases from these countries is around 4.1 million. These include the United States, with the European countries the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy along with Russia, Brazil and India.

New cases reported from various countries yesterday were 21,929 from the United States, 17,734 from Europe, 16,508 from Brazil and 8,599 from Russia. A senior official from the Trump administration claimed that the airline services with Brazil may be stopped, given the increasing number of cases in Brazil. President Trump has already completely sealed the borders with Mexico and Canada.

Dr Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, warned that while many countries are preparing to open industrial establishments and public spaces, the dreaded second wave of the pandemic is still to strike. Ammon warned that it could not be said when will the second wave strike the United States and Europe, but it will be very difficult for the United States and the European countries to face the second wave.

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