The WHO predicts that the coronavirus will continue to mutate, but promises to keep a close eye on new strains. This was announced in the organization on Monday, December 28.
According to the head of the technical team of the WHO Emergency Diseases Unit, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 mutations are a natural process.
вЂњMutations will continue, mutations are a natural process. This is not significantly reflected on the virus itself, but we need to continue to study these options, in particular from the point of view of their transmission,вЂќ said Van Kerkhove.
In turn, the head of the WHO, Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, added that in 2021 the world will face new variants of the coronavirus and urged countries to promptly share information about new strains with WHO and other states.
We will remind that earlier the head of the WHO warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the last. Epidemics are a reality in life, so it is necessary to build powerful health systems, the organization believes.