WHO admits infection with coronavirus 10% of the world’s inhabitants

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About 10% of the world’s population can be infected with the coronavirus. This was announced on Monday, October 5, by Michael Ryan, Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Program.

During his speech at a special session of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, which is dedicated to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the director noted that approximately 90% of the world’s inhabitants are still at risk of coronavirus, writes Mirror Online.

In addition, Ryan suggested that up to 2 million people in the world could die of coronavirus before the widespread use of the COVID-19 vaccine begins.

At the end of September, the head of the technical group of the WHO Emergency Diseases Unit, Maria van Kerkhove, said that the organization does not consider the coronavirus a seasonal disease, the increase in infections in some countries is associated with the lifting of restrictive measures.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

According to Worldometer data, as of October 5, over 35.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered on the planet, more than 1.04 people have died, and 26.6 million have been cured.

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