The adviser to the World Health Organization, Ira Longini has warned on Friday that: "Two-thirds of the world’s population could catch coronavirus.”
Longini, who is the co-chair of the Center for Infectious Diseases Statistics in the U.S. University of Florida, was quoted by Bloomberg, as saying: "The quarantine measures may slow the outbreak of the virus, but it won't stop it, because it managed to infiltrate out of China before taking these measures.”
The expert pointed out that, "Each person who is infected now, transmits the virus to two or three people on average, which may eventually lead to infecting about two-thirds of the globe’s population.”
In its statement on Friday, the National Health Commission in China announced the rising in the number of coronavirus deaths, saying: "Till February 13 midnight, we got information of about 63,851 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in 31 provinces, including 10,204 critical health conditions, while the number of deaths has reached 1,380 people.”
The statement also indicated that, 7,723 infected people have left the hospitals after being recovered.
On Thursday, WHO confirmed that it is "too early" to announce any conclusions regarding the peak of coronavirus and in what stages it's taking place, while the World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that, despite 99% of the cases are in China, but coronavirus is a "very serious threat" to the world.