World Health Organization reports largest number of COVID-19 cases in single day

WHO reports largest number of COVID-19 cases in single day

WHO reports largest number of COVID-19 cases in single day

An elderly lady who had been affected by the new COVID-19 coronavirus is discharged from hospital, in Santiago, on May 18, 2020.

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that a spike in cases has sent the number of one-day cases globally above 100,000 for the first time since the outbreak.

He said public health officials reported 106,000 cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, two-thirds of which came from four countries.

In that same letter, Trump warned he would make permanent a temporary freeze on US funding for the World Health Organization unless it commits to "substantive improvements" within the next 30 days. And the pandemic is still unfolding.

In a possible sign of the timetable that the United States expects, Giroir said a meeting of the WHO's assembly this fall "must address the outcome of the review process and lessons learned" from the pandemic response.

China says it has been frank about the development of the epidemic in China, publishing the genetic code of the virus in January and being quick to share information with the WHO.

Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO's executive director emergencies, spoke about the resolution adopted by the organization's 194 member states, including the USA, sponsored by the European Union on behalf of more than 100 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

More than 325,000 people have lost their lives, according to the AFP tally.

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A resolution on the need to investigate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic won endorsement at the World Health Organisation's annual ministerial meeting on Tuesday.

Heads of government and member states who were at the assembly adopted a resolution that set out a clear roadmap of the critical activities and actions that must be taken to sustain and accelerate the response at the national and worldwide levels.

Meanwhile, Teros said he has received a letter from Trump, but didn't want to comment further.

Nonetheless, the USA approved of the resolution's final draft, which included language pointing to the "leadership" of the World Health Organization in coordinating a global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trump said Wednesday afternoon that he plans to stop taking hydroxychloroquine "in a day or two".

Some parts of the world have started easing lockdowns as they slowly slide down the scale of new Covid-19 cases.

The WHO's Ryan stressed: "Hydroxychloroquine nor chloroquine have been, as yet, found to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19 - or in the prophylaxis against coming down with the disease".

"As WHO, we would advise that for COVID-19, that these drugs be reserved for use within such trials", said Ryan.

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