After six months, with coronavirusset is the pandemic 'nowhere near' to be over. And the worst is still ahead.
It says the head of the world health organisation WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference Monday.
- We all want to see an end to this. We'd all like to go on with our lives. But the harsh reality is that this is not near to be over, he says.
Although many countries have made progress, takes the pandemic is actually from strength to strength globally.
Tedros adds that many people may still be infected, and the virus still has plenty of room to move'.
His comments come the day after, to the number of coronarelaterede deaths worldwide reached half a million. Over ten million people are confirmed infected.
WHO's krisechef, Mike Ryan, commends the many efforts that are underway around the world to find a vaccine.
But he adds that there is no guarantee that it will succeed.
Until a vaccine is found, can the countries help to combat the infection by testing, isolate the infected and track the people they have been in contact with, says Mike Ryan.
He praises in particular in Germany, Japan and south Korea for their strategy.