The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has mentioned that it’s unlikely the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will finish in 2021.
Mr Michael Ryan, Director of WHO’s well being emergencies programme, at a information convention on Tuesday mentioned, ”I feel it is going to be very untimely and unrealistic to suppose that we’re going to end with this virus by the top of the yr.
“What we will end with if we’re good is hospitalisations, deaths and the tragedy related to this pandemic,’’
Ryan added that WHO’s focus at current was to maintain transmissions as little as doable and vaccinate increasingly individuals.
In line with the official, supply of vaccine doses has improved in comparison with 10 weeks in the past, though there are `large challenges’ in distributing them.
“If the vaccines start to affect not solely on dying and hospitalisation, however have a big affect on transmission dynamics and transmission threat, then I consider we are going to speed up in the direction of controlling this pandemic,’’ he mentioned.
In the meantime, Nigeria now has 156,017 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances.
It has additionally recorded 1,915 deaths.
The nation additionally acquired its first ever vaccines on Tuesday.