World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, May 20, said that more cases had been reported to the agency in the last 24 hours than any time since the novel coronavirus outbreak began.
“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” Tedros said at a briefing in Geneva. “In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO – the most in a single day since the outbreak began. Almost two-thirds of these cases were reported in just four countries.”
The WHO chief also acknowledged having received a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump, but declined to comment further. “The answer is simply we have received the letter and are looking into it,” he said.
Trump published a letter to Tedros on Monday which gives the WHO a 30-day ultimatum to overhaul its operations. Otherwise its biggest contributor would freeze its funding and consider pulling out altogether.
By Kunle O. Sanyaolu