COVID-19 pandemic not even near to over: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World health organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a meeting on Monday gave a big statement that “COVID-19 pandemic is not even near to being over”.

Tedros acclaimed that till the time China 1st notified about a novel respiratory infection to WHO, 10 million settled infections and 5,00,000 deaths had been attained.

He said that ‘many people remain affected, the virus still has a lot of room to move’. Though many countries have made some progress globally but the pandemic indeed is flying high.

WHO’s emergencies programme head, Mike Ryan in the briefing pointed out that “the fabulous advancement has been made to find a safe and potent vaccine to prevent infection, but without gurantee success”.

The countries are advised to fight the spread of the disease by testing, isolating confirmed cases and tracking their contacts.

WHO intentions to summon a meeting this week to appraise advances in research to fight COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros said.

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