Covid will kill 100,000 more worldwide by end of Olympics – but games should go ahead, says WHO chief
The i says at least 100,000 more people will die from coronavirus globally before the end of the Olympic Games, the head of the World Health Organisation has warned.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting of the International Olympic Committee that the “world is failing” to handle the pandemic, and that anyone who thinks it is over is living in a “fool’s paradise”.
“More than four million people have died and more continue to die. Already this year, the number of deaths is more than double last year’s total,” he said. “In the time it takes me to make these remarks, more than 100 people will lose their lives to Covid-19.”
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