World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that the world must prepare itself for another pandemic, and to be better prepared this time.
Tedros also urged countries to invest more in public health.
Globally, over 27.19 million people have been infected by novel coronavirus so far, and 888,326 deaths have been reported according to a Reuters tally. The first case was identified in China in December 2019.
"This will not be the last pandemic," Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva.
"History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready, more ready than it was this time," he added.