WHO warns corona may become endemic virus
UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the new coronavirus may never be wiped out entirely and the world would have to learn to live with it.
The WHO’s emergencies director Michael Ryan while speaking at a virtual news conference in Geneva said the virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities.
He said that in finding a way to conquer the virus was a chance for humanity to take major step forward by finding a vaccine and making it widely accessible.
On May 1, the World Health Organization had reiterated that the new coronavirus was of natural origin after US President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence it originated in a Chinese lab.
Talking to reporters in Geneva, the WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan had said, “We are assured that this virus is natural in origin.”
Meanwhile, the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom said, “We didn’t waste any time as the world had enough time to intervene.”
The tally of coronavirus cases across Pakistan has soared to 35,788 with 1,452 new cases reported during the last twenty-four hours.
Overall 13,561 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 13,341 in Sindh, 5,255 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,239 in Balochistan, 482 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 822 in Islamabad and 91 in Azad Kashmir.
A total of 9,695 patients have so far recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 770 with 33 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.