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Coronavirus Can Be Controlled Regardless of Mutations, Says WHO

Published On Feb 02, 2021, Updated On Feb 02, 2021

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the decline in the number of coronavirus cases all across the globe suggests that the deadly virus can be controlled irrespective of its mutations. 

In a recent briefing, Tedros stated, “The number of new cases of covid-19 reported worldwide have decreased for the third week in a row. There may still be multiple countries experiencing a rise in novel coronavirus cases, but considering the global level, this is an encouraging news.” Moreover, he added, “By this, we can see that the virus can be controlled, even if the new variants are in circulation."

Even if the statement from the WHO chief is quite relieving, the organization has warned the governments against opening up too quickly. As per WHO, doing so would make the coronavirus mark re-entry in full strength. As per Tedros, the governments across the globe should make appropriate adjustments, like making quarantine measures easier to follow.

Tedros stated that controlling the Covid-19 spread will save lives at present and later  by minimizing the chances of more variants that are coming up. Moreover, he informed that exercising control would help in ensuring that the vaccines remain effective.

In the past, WHO chief has also warned against coronavirus vaccine hoarding, saying it could result in slow global economic recovery, resultantly, in a never-ending pandemic.

It must be noted that since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 103 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed on a global level, with over 2.2 million fatalities, as per Johns Hopkins University.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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