World must be better prepared for next pandemic, says WHO chief
New Delhi : World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the world must be prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on countries to invest in public health.
More than 27.19 million people have been reported to be infected by the coronavirus globally and 888,326 have died, according to a Reuters tally, since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
“This will not be the last pandemic,” Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva. “History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready – more ready than it was this time.”
Meanwhile, India's health ministry reported another daily record of 90,802 cases on Monday, bringing the total to over 4.2 million and overtaking Brazil to become the second-hardest-hit country.