The world health organization has assigned the new coronavirus an official name — COVID-19, Free News reports concerning the WHO Twitter account.
“Now we have the name of the disease. This is COVID-19,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the world health organization, at a briefing in Geneva.
According to the head of the WHO, quoted by Reuters, the vaccine for THE new COVID-19 coronavirus may be ready in 18 months.
“So today we need to use all means to resist the virus,” — said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
According to WHO data, which were announced at the briefing, more than 42.7 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in China; more than a thousand people have died because of this virus. Outside of China, there are cases of infection in 24 countries-393 cases have been registered, and one person has died.