COVID-19 may be here to stay, says WHO Executive Director


NEW DELHI | May 14:

The executive director of World Health Organisation, Dr. Michael Ryan on Wednesday said that COVID-19 could be around for a long time.

Whille new coronavirus clusters have surfaced around the world as nations struggle to balance reopening economies and preventing a second wave of infections, Dr Michael Ryan said that it's possible the new coronavirus may be here to stay.


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Without a vaccine, he said it could take years for the global population to build up sufficient levels of immunity.

He added, this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, noting that other previously novel diseases like HIV have never disappeared, but that effective treatments have been developed.