The international effort for developing a vaccine to treat Covid-19 patients is “unprecedented” but "there’s no silver bullet at the moment - and there might never be," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned.
Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready against Covid-19, the respiratory disease that has killed more than half a million people.
World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan warns coronavirus could become endemic like HIV while calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.
Turkey’s campaign to battle Covid-19 has helped limit the country’s death toll relative to other countries.
The World Health Organization recommends masks for health workers, those who are sick and caregivers of those infected, but as the virus surges, individual countries are reviewing these guidelines.
The National Health Commission said another 3,694 coronavirus cases were reported throughout the country on February 5, bringing the total to 28,018.
Some 2,025 cases and 1,357 deaths recorded since the epidemic began in August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces, WHO officials say.
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