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WHO: We don’t know when Coronavirus ends

The World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday that a large-scale examination to detect the emerging coronavirus is necessary, considering that the duration of the pandemic cannot be predicted.

Michael Ryan appealed to the world to switch to measures that allow us to “live with the virus” until the vaccine against it appears, which seems the only possible thing right now.

Ryan’s statements indicate a change in the thinking of the World Health Organization, and an acknowledgment that the emerging virus, which first appeared in China late last year and infected more than half a million people until now, will remain for a period, according to “Associated Press” reported.

At this point, according to Ryan at a regular conference of the World Health Organization, “No one can expect how long this pandemic will take … We are on the verge of an unknown future and we are moving towards it … Many countries around the world have just begun the cycle of this pandemic.”

Ryan also noted that the world needs to move from measures aimed at “taking the blame” against the Coronavirus, in favor of “much more precise targets, direct targets, that will allow us at least to coexist with this virus so that we can develop a vaccine to get rid of it.”

On the other hand, the World Health Organization has warned that the severe shortage of protective equipment for health personnel facing the Covid-19 epidemic is among the most urgent threats to the world today.

“The chronic global shortage of personal protective equipment has become among the most urgent threats to our common ability to save lives,” said the organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanum Gabrios.

He said that the organization has sent about two million separate pieces of personal protective equipment to 74 countries and is preparing to send a similar amount to 60 other countries.

“This problem can only be solved through international cooperation and solidarity,” Tedros said.

Covid-19 resulted in the deaths of more than 25,000 people, and injured more than half a million, while most deaths were recorded in Europe.

Tedros noted that more than 100,000 people have recovered from the disease.

“We are still at the beginning of this battle. We must maintain calm and unity and work together,” he added.