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'World in a New and Dangerous Phase': WHO Head Warns Coronavirus Pandemic is Accelerating

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Reuters)

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Reuters)

Thursday's 1,50,000 new cases were the highest in a single day so far.

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  • Last Updated: June 19, 2020, 8:56 PM IST
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The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day, World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

"Almost half of the cases reported were from the Americas," he told a virtual briefing. "The world is in a new and dangerous phase ... the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible."

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