WHO chief hopes COVID-19 pandemic to last less than two years

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, chief of The World Health Organization (WHO)  said on Friday that he hopes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will last less than two years.

“Hoping we can have additional tools like a vaccine, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated to a press conference in Geneva, referring to the Spanish flu pandemic which claimed millions of lives and it took two years to conclude.

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Tedros has recommended that countries required to continue defeating coronavirus transmission until a vaccine or treatment is found for it. “But there’s no guarantee that we will, and even if we do have a vaccine, it won’t end the pandemic on its own,” he also added.

While the  COVID-19 can spread more quickly than 100 years ago since the world is far more interconnected now, modern technology and knowledge have given humanity the tools to hold the pandemic more efficiently,  The UN health chief told in the conference.

Nations should execute effective health measures and people need to modify their daily lives to avoid infections, he stressed.

22.84 million incidents of getting effected of COVID-19 have been confirmed around the world with over 797,000 deaths, according to the latest count by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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