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WHO head: pandemic consequences will be felt for decades

The consequences of the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection and the crises caused by it will be felt for decades, said the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adan Gebreyesus at the virtual health summit. It is reported by Interfax.

The pandemic caused the crisis, not only a health crisis but also economic and social crises, Gebreyesus said. He added that in some countries, against the background of the spread of coronavirus, a political crisis is also observed.

At the same time, the head of the organization emphasized that the pandemic could not be defeated in a “divided world”, and the politicization of the situation only exacerbates it.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic.

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