New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Indians don’t need to panic about the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus. Speaking to the media, Dr. Rodrico Ofrin, Regional Emergencies Director, WHO, said there is no need to panic, as cases tested positive in India were because of travelling abroad, citizens’ caught the virus on foreign land.
Speaking about whether the virus will subside as temperatures rise, he said. “We don’t know that yet, research still going on the same. It is relatively new virus so gathering information on it will take time. Research on it is taking place 24×7, even as we speak there many experts across the globe are trying to figure out its evolution.”
Answering the question, Dr Rodrico Ofrin said. “There is no need to panic, the need of the hour is to get more trained doctors and nurses to treat the infected. We know India has come up with many centres, that’s the way to go about it. Hospitals have isolation wards that need to be activated as soon as possible.”
However, Dr Rodrico Ofrin, cautioned the old and the very young, that’s the age group which is most susceptible to the virus. He added that extreme caution should be taken by these two age groups.