Geneva: The World Well being Group (WHO) stated on Wednesday that the coronavirus continues to be extraordinarily harmful and can stay for a very long time.
“Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Normal of WHO, stated on the every day briefing on coronavirus.
Globally, nearly 2.5 million COVID-19 instances have been reported to the WHO, whereas greater than 160,000 individuals have succumbed to the dreaded virus up to now.
The WHO DG stated that the majority nations are nonetheless within the early levels of the pandemic. “And some that were affected early by the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases,” he added.
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Ghebreyesus additionally stated that there’s little doubt that stay-at-home orders and different bodily distancing measures have efficiently suppressed the transmission of the virus in lots of nations.
“But this virus remains extremely dangerous. Early evidence suggests most of the world’s population remains susceptible. That means epidemics can easily re-ignite,” he stated.
“One of the greatest dangers we face now is complacency. People in countries with stay-at-home orders are understandably frustrated with being confined to their homes for weeks on end,” he stated.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that folks understandably need to get on with their lives, as a result of their lives and livelihoods are at stake.
“But the world will not and cannot go back to the way things were. There must be a ‘new normal’ — a world that is healthier, safer and better prepared,” he emphasised.
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“The same public health measures we have been advocating since the beginning of the pandemic must remain the backbone of the response in all the countries — Find every case; Isolate every case; Test every case; Care for every case; Trace and quarantine every contact,” Ghebreyesus stated.