WHO Warns Nations To Maintain Vigilance As World Sees Record High COVID-19 Cases Recorded On Sunday, Countries Begin To Loosen Lockdowns

U.N. News: No time to take ‘foot off the pedal’ as coronavirus pandemic worsens: WHO
“The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally, with more than 136,000 cases recorded on Sunday: the highest number in a single day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ‘More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal,’ said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking on Monday during his regular briefing on the crisis…” (6/8).

AP: In poor regions, easing virus lockdowns brings new risks (Cheng et al., 6/9).

CNBC: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says (Feuer/Higgins-Dunn, 6/8).

Financial Times: Coronavirus numbers — what we have learnt from the pandemic (Cookson, 6/8).

The Hill: Sunday marked new global peak for coronavirus (Wilson, 6/8).

NPR: Even In A Pandemic, WHO Believes That Public Protests Are Important (Huang/Aubrey, 6/8).

Reuters: WHO says pandemic ‘far from over’ as daily cases hit record high (Nebehay/Farge, 6/8).

U.N. News: Solidarity is the world’s ‘best line of defense’: U.N. General Assembly president (6/8).

UPI: WHO warns against ‘complacency’ in COVID-19 battle amid protests (Lotus, 6/8).

Vox: These 7 countries have the most worrying Covid-19 outbreaks (Scott, 6/8).

Wall Street Journal: As Countries Reopen, Many Avoid a Second Wave of Covid-19 Cases — So Far (Douglas et al., 6/8).

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