The coronavirus pandemic is “a long way from being done” in the Asia-Pacific locale, and current measures to check the spread of the infection are purchasing time for nations to get ready for enormous scope network transmissions, a WHO authority said on Tuesday.

Indeed, even with all the measures, the danger of transmission in the district won’t leave as long as the pandemic proceeds, said Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the World Health Organization (WHO).

The new coronavirus first surfaced in focal China in late 2019. Contaminations have now surpassed 770,000 cases around the world, with the United States, Italy and Spain overwhelming terrain China in affirmed cases.

“Let me get straight to the point. The plague is a long way from being done in Asia and the Pacific. This will be a long haul fight and we can’t let down our watchman,” Kasai told a virtual media instructions. “We need each nation to continue getting ready for enormous scope network transmission.”

Nations with constrained assets are a need, for example, Pacific Island countries, he stated, as they need to send tests to different nations for conclusions, and transportation limitations are making that increasingly troublesome.

Kasai cautioned that for nations that are seeing a decreasing of cases, they ought not let down their gatekeeper, or the infection may return flooding.

The WHO doesn’t anticipate that any nation should be sheltered, as the coronavirus will in the long run get all over the place, said WHO specialized guide Matthew Griffith.

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