Dr Michael Ryan, head of the Emergency Management Agency, warned that 90% of the world’s population could still be at risk of catching Covid-19.
On Monday, at a meeting of the 34-member executive board of the WHO centered on Kovid-19, Dr. Ryan said the figures vary from urban to rural environments and between different groups, but in the end it meant “most parts of the world remain at risk.”
He said the epidemic would continue to evolve, but these tools exist to suppress the infection and save lives.
“Our current best estimate is that about 10 percent of us worldwide may be infected by this virus.”
“It varies from country to country, from city to countryside, it varies from group to group. But that means most parts of the world are at risk.
“We are going through a difficult time now. The disease is still spreading.”
Dr. Ryan was criticized by his boss, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gherbayasas, who a few minutes ago praised the moment of silence in honoring the victims, as well as the health of those who worked to save them.
Dr Ryan said the Southeast Asia region was facing a sharp transition, with deaths rising in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, while the situation in Africa and the Western Pacific was “rather more positive.”
The WHO estimates that there will be more than 606060 million people, depending on the current world population of about 6 billion people.
This exceeds the number of cases confirmed by both the WHO and Johns Hopkins University – both reporting around 35 million worldwide
Dr. Ryan added that the Chinese authorities have submitted a list of experts to take part in an international mission in China to investigate the origin of the coronavirus for consideration.