Expect lengthy coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

Mexican health workers performing Covid-19 tests on people in a pavilion installed in the Central de Abastos, the largest food distributor in the entire country, in Mexico City. – EPA pic, August 2, 2020.

THE World Health Organisation yesterday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.

The committee “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this Covid-19 pandemic”, WHO said in a statement, and warned of the risk of “response fatigue” given the socio-economic pressures on countries.

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