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WHO predicts more COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2020 Olympics



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

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

The number of COVID-19 cases in Japan linked to the Games now stands at 79, NAN reports.

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 continue in Japan. Tokyo on Wednesday reported its highest daily increase of new infections since mid-January.


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