WHO warns 'long way to go' in virus crisis

WHO warns 'long way to go' in virus crisis

Geneva (Web Desk): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight.

As some countries have moved to lift lockdown restrictions that have upended daily life around the globe, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a sober warning.

“Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros told a virtual press conference.

The pandemic has sparked not only a health emergency, but a global economic rout, with businesses struggling to survive, millions left jobless, and millions more facing starvation.

Nations around the world have been scrambling to fight the pandemic -- which has killed more than 180,000 people and infected nearly 2.6 million worldwide -- while desperately seeking ways to limit the devastating economic fallout.