Coronavirus: WHO says health systems collapsing, ‘This isn’t just a bad flu season’
“These are health systems that are collapsing under the pressure of too many cases,” he said, adding that the supply chain for personal protective gear like masks, gloves and gowns is under immense pressure. “It’s safe to say that the supply chain is under huge pressure,” he said.
As the virus has spread from China across the world, it has overwhelmed come countries. In Italy, the death toll is rising by the hundreds everyday as health officials struggle to increase the country’s health-care capacity. On Thursday, the number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Italy surpassed that of China.