WHO warns: Majority of world population remains susceptible to coronavirus

  10 August 2020    Read: 1244
  WHO warns: Majority of world population remains   susceptible   to coronavirus

Coronavirus is still circulating and the majority of the population remains susceptible to infection, the World Health Organization has warned.

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead for Covid-19, told a press briefing there was "no indication that there is seasonality with this virus" and urged people to do everything they could, including physical distancing, wearing a mask where appropriate and avoiding crowded settings, to prevent the spread of infection.

Earlier, the WHO's director general praised the targeted action taken by countries, including the UK government's decision to implement local lockdowns in Leicester and parts of northern England.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the briefing: "Strong and precise measures like these, in combination with utilising every tool at our disposal, are key to preventing any resurgence in Covid-19 and allowing societies to be reopened safely."

 

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