World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Geneva
Updated Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:41 AM IST
WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Grabecius
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Indeed, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Grabesius said on Monday that the world should be better prepared for the next pandemic. He also called on countries to invest in public health.
Since the first Corona virus case that surfaced in December 2019 in Wuhan city of China, 27 million people in the world have been caught by the virus so far. At the same time, 8,88,326 people have died from this virus worldwide.
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This will not be the last pandemic, Tedros said during a news briefing at the WHO's headquarters in Geneva. History has taught us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic arrives, the world must be ready. Have to be more prepared than this time.
Corona virus can remain for a long time
Earlier, in early August, the World Health Organization issued a warning about the corona virus, stating that the corona virus might last longer. The WHO said this after meeting with the Emergency Committee on a six-month evaluation of the Kovid-19.
The WHO said in a statement that the committee stated the long-term forecast of the Kovid-19 epidemic. It has been seven months since the corona virus came into existence and meanwhile the committee has met four times to assess the corona virus risk. After this meeting, the World Health Organization has determined the threat of Kovid-19 globally.