The WHO officials have said that the coronavirus is to stay long and it is very difficult to predict when the pandemic will be over. The officials have urged countries to be positive and adopt a collaborative framework to deal with the crisis.
Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said, “I think it’s important to put this on the table: This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away… It is important that we be realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear.”
Dr. Michael Ryan iterated his believe that there is a “massive opportunity for the world” to turn “a tragic pandemic into a beacon of hope for the future”. He requested the countries worldwide to “work together to solve our problems through solidarity, through trust, through working together and through a multilateral system that can actually benefit mankind”.
The WHO Director, Dr. General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “The trajectory is in our hands, and it’s everybody’s business, and we should all contribute to stop this pandemic.”
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