Tedros Ghebreyesus reiterated that the World Health Organization (WHO) acted “quickly” on the new coronavirus.
The Director-General of WHO in his daily press conference defended that the organization took quick action on data that was available on the pandemic.
“From the beginning, WHO acted quickly and decisively to respond and warn the world. We sounded the alarm early and very often. We have said that the world has had time to prepare for and prevent community contagion,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Its been 3 months since the declaration of the pandemic of Coronavirus. On December 31 the WHO saw a report of the problem caused by pneumonia in Wuhan, China, and a team was sent to study this phenomenon.
” This coronavirus is worse than a terrorist attack “, said the director of WHO, adding that “one thing we did not do is we did not give up and we will not give up”, he said explaining that the pandemic can bring major “economic, social and political upheavals” “.
The WHO leader also thanked all countries that have been fighting to stop the evolution of the pandemic, which has already caused thousands of deaths around the world.