‘Impossible’ to say when COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will peak: WHO

Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), looks on during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus, in Geneva. (Reuters)

The World Health Organization said Friday it was not yet possible to say when the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 5,000 people worldwide, will peak.

“It’s impossible for us to say when this will peak globally,” Maria Van Kerkhove, who heads the WHO’s emerging diseases unit, told a virtual press conference, adding that “we hope that it is sooner rather than later.”

Read more:

Saudi Arabia detects 24 cases of coronavirus, total rises to 86

Italy records its highest one-day death toll after 250 die from coronavirus

Coronavirus: Governments urge parents to keep children away from grandparents

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06
Top