COVID-19: More cases reported in last two weeks than first six months


Globally, there have been more COVID-19 cases reported in the last two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO)said on Monday.

The Director-General of the international health agency, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said more than half of last week’s COVID-19 cases were reported in India and Brazil.

He said there are many other countries globally that are facing a fragile situation.

“More cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally in the past two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic,” Mr Ghebreyesus said in a tweet on Monday.

“India and Brazil account for more than half of last week’s cases.”

The WHO announcement comes barely 48 hours after Nigeria announced a temporary ban on non-Nigerian passengers who have been in Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days of intended arrival into Nigeria.

The chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this is a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases while national response activities continue.

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