“We need to conduct more studies and researches in order to understand the way deadly coronavirus is being spread by the people having no COVID-19 symptom”, said the World Health Organization (WHO), Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Talking to the media during a virtual press conference on June 10, the WHO Chief said, “Since early February, we have said that asymptomatic people can transmit COVID-19, but that we need more research to establish the extent of asymptomatic transmission”. Although the researches are going on in same way, but we need some more facts in this regard, he said. Saying that the world has been achieving a lot in knowing the new virus, the WHO chief told reporters that "there's still a lot we don't know", Xinhua reported. He said that the WHO's advice would continue to evolve as new information among the masses. Tedros stressed that the most critical way to stop transmission is to find, isolate and test people with symptoms, and trace and quarantine their contacts. The WHO DG said, “Many countries have succeeded in suppressing transmission and controlling the virus doing exactly this”.
Meanwhile, Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving. He added, “If we look at the numbers... this pandemic is still evolving. It is growing in many parts of the world," he said. "We have deep concerns that health systems of some countries are struggling, under a huge strain and require our support, our help and our solidarity”.