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The director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, expressed some emotional thoughts yesterday during a briefing. While addressing the current hardships that the world is currently facing, he offered signs of hope for countries as well.
Here is an excerpt from the briefing:
"Good morning, good afternoon, good evening,
This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths.
Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering.
Every life lost matters.
I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult moment for the world.
But I want to be clear, there are green shoots of hope and no matter where a country, a region, a city or a town is – it’s never too late to turn the outbreak around.
There are two essential elements to addressing the pandemic effectively:
Leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures.
Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early."
We must never lose hope. Click here to read the full transcript on the WHO website.