WHO to send a team to China next week to find source of Covid-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that it is important to locate the source of the virus. We cannot fight this virus better until we know everything about the virus and how it started.
Geneva: Amidst the worldwide spread of Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it will send a team of experts to China next week to find out the source of the virus.
During the regular press conference on Covid-19, Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, ‘WHO has always said that it is very important to find out the source of the virus. Only then can we fight this virus better when we know everything about it and also know how it started. We are sending a team to China next week to prepare for this. We hope that we will be able to know how this virus started and how we can prepare for the future.’
In response to a question, he said that the virus is spreading very aggressively. Instead of waiting for a vaccine or treatment to be discovered, we can stop the spread by taking measures such as contact detection, social distance, etc. He said, ‘so far, over 1 crore cases have been confirmed and more than 5 lakh people have lost their lives. The steps we are aware of could have been prevented by taking them. Vaccines and treatment will help.’
The head of the WHO said that the virus can be prevented from spreading if governments take it seriously and people cooperate at the community level. We are trying our best to find the vaccine. Until then, the WHO recommends that we should adopt those steps on our behalf. Many countries have shown that this virus can be prevented.
Referring to the re-emergence of Covid-19 cases in some countries with economic and social sanctions relaxed, he said that most people are still at risk of the virus. He said, ‘it is a bitter truth that the virus is not even close to extinction.’ Progress has been made in many countries (infection prevention), but this epidemic is spreading rapidly globally.