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The WHO says it is “very unlikely” that countries can currently eradicate the coronavirus

July 10, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) director of health emergencies, Mike Ryan, said Friday that it was “very unlikely” that countries would be able to eradicate the coronavirus at this time, and noted the need to maintain surveillance Avoid it to return to the phase of complete restriction.

Ryan argued at a press conference that it is necessary to “accept the fact that, in the current situation, it is highly unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate this virus.” “There are some special scenarios where this could happen, such as island states, but even there is a risk of re-importation,” he said.

He said that the recovery in the cases was “expected” as a result of the reopening process, adding that “if the virus is there, it will take every opportunity to spread”. “There is always a risk,” he said.

The WHO says it is “very unlikely” that countries can currently eradicate the coronavirusThe WHO says it is “very unlikely” that countries can currently eradicate the coronavirus

Ryan has also defended the need for “clear” data that “reflects the problems” and is “ready to move forward and backward depending on what that data says”.