New COVID-19 Cases Fall Globally For First Time Since September, WHO Says, Warning Mexico, Brazil Must Do More To Mitigate Pandemic

Reuters: WHO says Mexico in ‘bad shape’ on coronavirus, sees ‘serious problem’
“The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that Mexico is in ‘bad shape’ regarding the coronavirus as infections and deaths surge, and urged the government to be serious about addressing the pandemic…” (Farge et al., 11/30).

U.N. News: New COVID-19 infections fall globally for first time since September; WHO chief urges ‘extreme caution’
“Last week saw the first global decline in newly reported cases of COVID-19 since September, the head of the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising that the news, while welcome, must be interpreted with ‘extreme caution.’ Updating reporters during his regular briefing from Geneva, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the global decline as fragile: brought on by falling cases in Europe, thanks to the difficult but necessary measures countries put in place in recent weeks…” (11/30).

VOA News: WHO Raises Alarm Over Virus Spread in Brazil, Mexico
“The World Health Organization says it is very worried about the rapidly growing surge of coronavirus cases in Brazil and Mexico. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at his regular briefing in Geneva on Monday, ‘I think Brazil has to be very, very serious,’ in combating the surge there…” (11/30).

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