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WHO Chief, Tedros Adhanom

The head of the World Health Organization said in a speech that the world is currently in a critical moment due to the increasing number of people infected with the coronavirus.

Iran PressEurope: Tedros Adhanom said on Monday that the world is witnessing a critical period due to surging COVID-19 cases.

He added: "The recent jump in the COVID-19 cases in some European and North American countries has exposed their leaders to a critical moment for action.

"This is another critical moment for action. "It is another critical moment for leaders to rise, and another critical moment for the people to unite for a common goal," WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom reiterated.

The head of the WHO made the remarks while he has gone into self-quarantine after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19.

With the virus again spreading rapidly across Europe and elsewhere, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is based in Geneva, made the announcement by Twitter late on Sunday night but stressed he had no symptoms.

"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, Tedros said in his tweet.


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