WHO says novel coronavirus, not yet a pandemic
The coronavirus that has affected thousands of people across the globe. Yet, the WHO states that the coronavirus cannot be termed as a pandemic but as an epidemic that constitutes multiple foci. This was announced by the director of the Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, Dr. Sylvie Briand in a news conference held at Geneva.
The officials from WHO also added that the virus is not found to be mutating and there is no evidence for the rumour that it is constantly changing while spreading. Wearing a face mask cannot alone prevent this deadly virus from entering your body. Instead one must exercise maximum personal hygiene. Washing your hands often after human interactions can be of great help to prevent the virus from infecting you.
“I think maybe I know that there have been also some information saying that the virus while spreading is changing, and mutating and so on, but so far we have no evidence of that, it’s still quite a stable virus.”