India a 'devastating reminder' of damage COVID can wreak, says WHO chief


FILE PHOTO: A frontline worker ignites a funeral pyre of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient who passed away after a hospital caught fire, in Virar, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

GENEVA (Reuters) - People are dying across the world because they are not being vaccinated against COVID-19, they are not being tested and not being treated, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

He said he was concerned about the growing caseload in India.

"The situation in India is a devastating reminder of what the virus can do," he told a virtual briefing in Geneva.

(Writing by Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge in Geneva; Editing by Nick Macfie and Toby Chopra)

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