Coronavirus to stay with us for long time, do not make any mistake: WHO
New Delhi : The World Health Organization on Wednesday alerted that coronavirus is going to stay for a long time and a mistake can ignite it.
WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries that thought they had the new coronavirus under control were witnessing a resurgence in cases, while there were troubling upward trends in Africa and the Americas.
He also mentioned that the health body had announced global emergency in good time on January 30 for countries to get prepared to tackle with it.
America has been criticizing WHO brutally for its handling the matter.
"Most of the epidemics in western Europe appear to be stable or declining," Tedros told a virtual press conference in Geneva.
"Although numbers are low, we see worrying upward trends in Africa, Central and South America, and eastern Europe."
"Most countries are still in the early stages of their epidemics. And some that were affected early in the pandemic are now starting to see resurgence in cases.
"Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time."
Globally, more than 175,000 people have died because of coronavirus. Around 2.5 million people were affected by the disease.