Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Credit: Screenshot

Guwahati: Amid the cloud of gloom casted by COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) has come out with some good news. On FRiday, WHO said that it hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will end in under 2 years, sooner than the Spanish Flu.

According to reports, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, that the pandemic will hopefully finish in less than 2 years. He insisted that is is possible to tame the novel coronavirus faster than the deadly 1918 pandemic- Spanish Flu, which killed an estimated 50 million people.

Till date, COVID-19 has claimed around 800,000 lives across the globe.

Tedros highlighted that the world is both- advantaged and disadvanted compared to the time of the SPanish flu. It said, due to globalisation, closeness, connectedness, the virus today has spread around the world at lightning speed. However, at the same time, the world today also has the advantage of far better technology.

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By utilising the available tools to the maximum and hoping that additional tools like vaccines come into the picture soon, WHO hopes to finish novel Coronavirus in a shorter time than the 1918 flu.

According to John Hopkins University, worldwide, 22.95 million have been affected by the highly contagious virus, COVID has killed 799,350 people.

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