Over 21,000 dead, WHO calls for attack on coronavirus

Over 21,000 dead, WHO calls for attack on coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 21,000 people worldwide, most of them in Europe. With 7,503 deaths, Italy is the most affected country ahead of Spain with 3,434 and China with 3,281, the country where the initial outbreak occurred.

The United States has also seen over 900 deaths and some 60,000 infections. Coronavirus has now spread to over 190 countries across the world affecting billions of people.

Most affected nations have called for complete lockdown to stop spread of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that countries which have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus need to use the time to find and attack the virus. "

Asking people to stay at home and shutting down population movement is buying time, and reducing pressure on health systems. On their own these measures won't extinguish epidemics," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.