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  16 Jan 2022, 09:58
Update : 16 Jan 2022, 11:00

Coronavirus is here to stay, it will turn into endemic disease - WHO official

MOSCOW, Janu 16, 2022 (BSS /TASS) -The way the novel coronavirus pandemic
develops suggests that the virus will never go away completely, circulating
as an endemic disease instead, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic
has told the Soloviev Live YouTube channel.

  "Coronavirus is on its way to becoming an endemic disease. This means it
won't go away. But we have learned how to treat it and how to protect
ourselves from it. Most importantly, we need to contain the outbreak of the
infection now and reduce the number of those vulnerable to it. Otherwise, new
variants will emerge in an unpredictable fashion," she said. In her words, it
was too early for the humanity to relax.

  "Apart from vaccination, it is of utmost importance now to follow other
safeguards as well: to wear a face mask and change it at recommended
intervals, to ventilate rooms and avoid large groups of people in confined
spaces. This is very important, Vujnovic said.

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