UPDATED 12:00 PM PT — Saturday, June 20, 2020
The World Health Organization has called for “extreme vigilance” after coronavirus cases spiked in different nations this week. On Friday, WHO officials reported COVID-19 saw its highest number of infections in one day, with more than 150,000 cases being confirmed on Thursday.
Officials warned countries to take reopening slowly as several regions, such as India, are still under complete lockdown.
According to WHO authorities, the world is entering a new phase with the virus. The organization has called on world leaders to be vigilant as they move into reopening phases.
“More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO yesterday, the most in a single day so far,” stated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “…We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance.”
He went on to warn countries to be on the lookout during flu season and asked leaders to watch for overlap of the two viruses.