WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said that “With strong leadership, community engagement, and a comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission and save lives, COVID-19 can be stopped.”
“We don’t have to wait for a vaccine. We’ve to save lives now,” he added. “Make no mistake, we must continue to accelerate vaccine research, while doing more with the tools we have at hand,” Ghebreyesus said.
He added that Ebola and COVID-19 are different viruses but the principle is the same: “No matter how bad the situation, there is always hope.”