Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia WHO

The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said, SIA informs.

Even with all the measures, the risk of transmission in the region will not go away as long as the pandemic continues, said Takeshi Kasai, regional director for the Western Pacific at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Kasai warned that for countries that are seeing a tapering off of cases, they should not let down their guard, or the virus may come surging back.

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