Coronavirus will return as a seasonal virus like the flu, scientists have said as fears grow the deadly disease could blight the world for a decade.
A group of Chinese viral and medical researchers told reporters in Beijing on Monday that the virus will likely not disappear like SARS did because it can infect asymptomatic carriers.
This means that people can spread the virus without experiencing its symptoms like a fever and cough, making it difficult to track its spread.
Jin Qi, director of the Institute of Pathogen Biology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “This is very likely to be an epidemic that co-exists with humans for a long time, becomes seasonal and is sustained within human bodies.”
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As governors in the United States formulate plans to reopen their state’s economies, hard-hit Italy is also slowly lifting its lockdown. But fears of a second surge are very real.
Italy, in its entirety, has been on lockdown since March 9, and in northern regions, earlier than that, as the country was harrowed by the earliest surge of COVID-19 cases outside of China.
Footage taken at Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery shows rows of empty chambers under the ground, which appear to be the new section built for coronavirus victims.
As the camera pans, grieving families can be seen paying tributes to the loved ones who passed away.
One man is seen standing on the empty plots as he looks out to the chilling horizon.
The Behesht-e Zahra cemetery is Iran’s largest graveyard which can house up to 1.6 million bodies.