WHO says the coronavirus is not losing severity

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World Health Organization said there is no evidence that the coronavirus is losing its potency

On Monday, experts with the World Health Organization said there is no evidence that the coronavirus is losing its potency.

At a news conference, WHO Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove said they have no evidence to suggest that the virus has changed significantly in terms of severity or transmission, Reuters reports.

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“In terms of transmissibility, that has not changed, in terms of severity, that has not changed,” Van Kerkhove said at the press conference.

A leading Italian doctor had suggested over the weekend that the disease had been losing steam. However, WHO officials said those statements are not backed by science.

Additionally, on Tuesday, National Institute of Health officials said that the summer heat may be unlikely to stop the spread of the virus.