Today marks the 100th day since the World Health Organization was notified of the first cases of novel coronavirus in China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on his Twitter account.
Since then, more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus have been reported around the world, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
“For the past 100 days, our unwavering commitment has been to serve all people of the world with equity, objectivity and neutrality. That will continue to be our sole focus in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Tedros wrote.
He added that the health organization will be releasing an updated strategy and a “revised Strategic Preparedness & Response Plan in the next few days.”
Today marks 100 days since @WHO was notified of the first cases of what we now call #COVID19 in 🇨🇳
Over 1.3M people have been infected & almost 80K have lost their lives.
This pandemic is much more than a health crisis. It requires a whole-of government & society response. pic.twitter.com/QGMQn5KqSj
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) April 9, 2020