The Covid-19 pandemic is in a critical phase, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning cases were surging despite proven measures to rein in the spread. “We are in a critical point of the pandemic right now,” Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, told reporters. “The trajectory of this pandemic is growing. It is growing exponentially. This is not the situation we want to be in 16 months into a pandemic, when we have proven control measures,” she said.
"We are in a CRITICAL POINT of the #COVID19 pandemic now…. A year ago we had abt 500K cases reported per week, last week we had 4.4 million cases… This is NOT the situation we wanna be in 16 months into the pandemic where we have proven control measures."-@mvankerkhove pic.twitter.com/7bN7TQhs6A
— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) April 12, 2021