Coronavirus : the planet crosses the milestone of five million cases reported - The Point

The strain of coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19 continues to plague the world. The planet passed Thursday, may 21, the milestone of five million cases of

Coronavirus : the planet crosses the milestone of five million cases reported - The Point

The strain of coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19 continues to plague the world. The planet passed Thursday, may 21, the milestone of five million cases of novel coronavirus reported. According to a count by Agence France-Presse obtained from official sources, at least 5 006 730 cases of infection have been identified to date in the world, among which 328 047 death. Continent is the most affected, with nearly 2 million cases, of which 328 047 mortals, Europe continues on the path of a very slow standardization. The number of diagnosed cases does not reflect, however, that a fraction of the actual number of contaminations, a large number of countries testing serious cases.

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The concern for the low-income countries

"We are very concerned by the growing number of cases in the low-income countries or middle-men" where the health system is failing or non-existent, and where the measures of distance-physical, are more difficult to implement, stressed the director general of the WHO. These countries are also the most vulnerable, in economic terms, the collapse of world trade and international travel that deny, in particular, of a tourist trade vital.

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The united Nations Program for development (Undp) has estimated, on Wednesday, in a report, the human development index, which measures jointly the education, health and standard of living, was on the way back this year, for the first time in decades because of the health consequences, social and economic history of the pandemic. The milestone of five million cases in the world, will soon be achieved, said Michael Ryan, head of the emergency health of the WHO.

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Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 22:34

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