Tokyo Olympics: WHO Predicts Thousands Of COVID-19 Deaths

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Tedros Adhanom
  • There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan. Tokyo on Wednesday reported its highest daily increase of new infections since mid-January

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, started today after a delay a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, advised the public not to disregard that the COVID-19 pandemic is still plaguing the world and an event like this could be a super spreader.

“By the time the Olympic flame is extinguished on the 8th of August, more than 100,000 more people will perish,” Tedros, said on Wednesday in Tokyo.

He warned that “the pandemic is a test, and the world is failing.

The WHO chief stressed that anyone who thinks the Coronavirus pandemic is over is living in a “fool’s paradise.”

There has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan. Tokyo on Wednesday reported its highest daily increase of new infections since mid-January.

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