The World Health Organization considered that there is no evidence of the changing strength of the emerging coronavirus, which has killed about 375,000 people around the world.
“As far as transmission is concerned, there has been no change, and no change in terms of the virus’s strength,” said Maria Van Kirkhov, an epidemiologist, technical director of the World Health Organization’s emergency program, during a meeting with the media.
Van Kirchhoff stressed that “what is important is that there are working measures in place to reduce and suppress transmission.”
This comment comes at a time when it has increased during the past few days, against the backdrop of a significant decline in the rates of infection and death of the Corona virus in a number of countries most affected by the pandemic, voices saying that the disease is losing its strength with a low risk of outbreak.
Since January 2020, the world has been facing a deteriorating crisis caused by the outbreak of the newly created Corona virus “COVID-19”, which has led to huge losses in many sectors of the economy, especially transport, tourism and entertainment, the collapse of global exchanges and the acceleration of the decline in energy markets.
On January 30, the World Health Organization classified the emergence of the emerging coronavirus infection, on an international level, as declared on March 11 by a public pandemic. To date, more than 6.3 million cases of this strain have been recorded in nearly 180 countries, including about 375. A thousand deaths and 2.8 million cases of healing.