This is not the situation we should be in 16 months into the pandemic: WHO

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Published: 2021-04-12 17:48

Last Updated: 2021-05-07 21:59


Source: Henry Nicholls/Reuters via DW
Source: Henry Nicholls/Reuters via DW

The World Health Organization warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage,' with the number of cases steadily increasing.

The organization said the pandemic can be controlled in 'a few months' if the right measures are taken.

"We are currently witnessing a critical phase of the pandemic. The course of this pandemic continues to increase. It is growing steadily. This is not the situation we should be in sixteen months after the beginning the pandemic, while we have effective means to control it."

Earlier Monday, England, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, re-opened after a months-long lockdown. 

At the same time, India recorded a new record number of daily cases, becoming the second-most affected country in terms of raw numbers, beating out Brazil. 

The US remains the most affected country by raw case numbers.