On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned people that the Coronavirus crisis may not end any time soon. There are many countries still in the early stages of the fight against the virus and find themselves ill-equipped to handle the crises. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths globally has passed the 180,000 mark.
The ramifications of this pandemic has immediate effects and experts suggest that it would also have long-term effects as millions of industries are incurring losses, businesses are struggling to offer services and products, there are millions who are jobless at the moment and there are many more who are facing problems like homelessness and starvation.
Health experts in the US warned that there is a potential for a complicated second wave of Coronavirus there if it unites with the seasonal flu – a common occurrence among the masses during winters. This warning came in the wake of the knowledge that certain US states decided on reopening select businesses.
WHO chief. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a warning through a virtual press conference, where he said, “Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time.
He further added, “Most countries are still in the early stages of their epidemics. And some that were affected early in the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases.”
Finland said it would maintain a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people through July. Singapore has extended its confinement order for a month to June 1st. It holds the reputation for being the nation that has managed the outbreak early on but has lately observed a second-wave infection.