COVID-19 pandemic “once in a century”, however nonetheless “in our hands”: WHO

Geneva, August 4

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is “a once-in-a-century health crisis,” however it’s nonetheless “in our hands.”

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated at a digital press convention on Monday that the world has by no means seen something like this pandemic for many years, and its results would possibly final for many years extra, Xinhua information company reported.

“Since we started probably recording, this is the first ever coronavirus-caused pandemic which has two dangerous combinations: it moves fast, and at the same time it’s a killer,” the WHO chief defined.

However, he famous, though the disaster may be very extreme, there are nonetheless options and hopes.

“I’m not saying there is no solution now. Whatever happens in the next few months or years, I also believe that it’s in our hands,” he stated.

“Since the outbreak started, many countries have shown that it can be controlled, or serious transmission can be suppressed,” Tedros stated, including that he has talked about many such international locations prior to now, together with Spain, Italy, China and South Korea.


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