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Second year of Covid-19 pandemic could be more difficult than first: WHO

The second year of the coronavirus pandemic could be more difficult than the first one over the transmission dynamics, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan said

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Medical students of various government hospitals wearing PPE suite going for the thermal screening of people in colonies which are declared as Covid-19 contaminated zones, in Mumbai.
Healthcare workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment

The second year of the pandemic could be more difficult than the first one over the transmission dynamics, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan said.

"We are going into the second year, this could be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some issues we see," Ryan said during a Q & A session on late Wednesday.

The declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 92.1 million people have been infected with the worldwide, with over 1.97 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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First Published: Thu, January 14 2021. 08:02 IST
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