Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that Japan has informed them of the existence of a faster-spreading variation of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Ghebreyesus held a press conference via video conference at WHO's headquarters in Geneva.
"The more Covid-19 spreads, the better the chance of a new change (mutation) in the virus. Most notable is that the transmission of some types of the virus appears to be increasing," WHO said in a statement.
Ghebreyesus thanked Australian, Danish, German, Kenyan, Japanese, Dutch, Qatari, Russia, Sudan, Britain, USA, Vietnam, and Chinese scientists who participated in the mission.
Ghebreyesus stated that the WHO was informed of the presence of a faster spreading variation of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) over the weekend in Japan.