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Jun 09, 2020

Coronavirus Update: WHO says possibility of second wave

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday briefed EU foreign ministers on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

 

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday briefed EU foreign ministers on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Ghebreyesus said lobal trends were still worrying, with over a hundred thousand new cases reported each day, indicating the possibility of a second wave. He said preventive measures must be maintained until a vaccine is available.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the WHO has asked the EU to help regions where the coronavirus situation is deteriorating.

The minister noted that Hungary has participated in Visegrad Group efforts to provide Libya with a 35-million-euro aid package for border control. A portion of this sum can be used for virus prevention, he said, adding that Hungary prioritized aiding neighboring countries, however. “If there’s a problem in the neighborhood, it could very soon come over here.”

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu