The novel coronavirus has claimed over 495,000 lives globally since the outbreak of the pandemic. Most of the deaths have been reported from US, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China and other countries.
The virus has infected over 67,30000 people globally, while 2,746,192 people have recovered from it.
WHO says: Pandemic not exploding in South Asia
“In South Asia, not just in India, but in Bangladesh and […] Pakistan and other countries of South Asia with large dense populations, the disease has not exploded, but there is always the risk of that happening,” Dr Mike Ryan, WHO’s top emergency expert, told a news conference, news agencies said.
WHO: Masks alone cannot protect
Masks alone will not protect you from Covid-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reiterated.
“Masks are not a replacement for physical distancing, hand hygiene and other public health measures. Masks are only of benefit as part of a comprehensive approach in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.
“The cornerstone of the response in every country must be to find, isolate, test and care for every case, and to trace and quarantine every contact.