“There is not going to be a return to the older normal for the near future,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated, adding that”too many nations” were going”in the wrong direction”.
If the public doesn’t follow social distancing principles, wearing masks and staying home when ill, the pandemic will probably get”worse and worse and worse,” Dr. Tedros added.
The warning came after the entire number of coronavirus instances throughout the planet rose by over 230,000 on Sunday– a brand new daily record.
The majority of the 230,370 instances and 5,285 deaths listed about 12 July were from nations in both North and South America, together with the United States alone documenting 66,281.
Even the US, the world’s worst-affected nation, currently has a total of over 3.3 million instances and 135,000 deaths.
Before now, the daily document for new cases internationally in a 24-hour interval was 228,000 cases listed on 10 July.
The previous 3 days accounted for the three greatest total daily amounts.
The numbers of confirmed cases are thought to be an underestimate of the real amount of individuals who’ve had coronavirus, because of numerous with COVID-19 not being analyzed.
Cases have been climbing sharply in the Americas, together with Mexico, Chile and Peru all recording tens of thousands of cases daily for the past couple of weeks.
In the weekend Mexico overtook Italy as the county using all the fourth-highest official death toll from coronavirus plus additionally, it surpassed the UK about the overall number of instances to property in seventh place internationally.
Nations in Eastern Europe are also seeing increasing waves of COVID-19 outbreaks, together with new constraints being enforced in Croatia, Bulgaria, and Hungary.
Protesters have clashed with police in Serbia as demonstrations broke out within the president’s management of coronavirus from the nation.
WHO warned also that”mixed messages” from authorities weren’t helping the pandemic.