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Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus predicts the effects of the novel coronavirus will be felt for decades to come.

"We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an economic crisis, a social crisis and in many countries a political crisis. Its effects will be felt for decades to come," he said during a virtual health forum organized by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, according to The Economic Times, an English-language daily newspaper headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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"The pandemic is still accelerating," he added.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of Monday, June 22 was 8,986,016. The global death toll was 468,907.

Ukraine's death toll was 1,012, including 10 in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases in the country was 37,241 as of June 22, including 681 cases in the past 24 hours. The highest daily increase in new cases was registered on Friday, June 19, when the number of COVID-19 patients in Ukraine grew by 921 people.