The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, recalled through his social networks the recommendation he made last March to avoid the greeting with the elbow because it does not allow a prudent distance between people for him coronavirus.
As indicated by the media “The newspaper” of Spain, CEO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on his Twitter account on March 7 that he preferred to put his hand on his heart.
“When greeting people, it is best to avoid bumping your elbow because you are putting yourself less than a meter away from the other person. I like to put my hand on my heart to greet people these days”, Recommended the official in social networks.
This recommendation was added to that of washing hands frequently and staying home if the person was ill.
On Sunday, September 13, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus retweeted the economist’s post Diana Ortega in which it refers to this vital recommendation of the WHO to avoid saluting each other during the pandemic.
“The #WHO advises against saluting with the elbow: it is best to put your hand to your heart. The director of the WHO, @DrTedros, rejects this greeting because the safety distance is not kept and there may be transmission of the virus through the skin”.
The pandemic again coronavirus It has caused at least 929,391 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December, according to a balance established by AFP on Tuesday based on official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 29,329,390 people have contracted the disease. Of these, at least 19,536,900 were recovered, according to authorities.
On Monday, 4,433 new deaths and 269,352 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are India with 1,054, the United States (410) and Brazil (381).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 194,545 with 6,555,243 infections. The authorities consider that 2,474,570 people were healed.
After U.S, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil with 132,006 deaths and 4,345,610 cases, India with 80,776 deaths (4,930,236 cases), Mexico with 71,049 deaths (671,716 cases) and UK with 41,637 deaths (371,125 cases).
Source: With information from AFP
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