The World Health Organization said Tuesday it should be "open to the possibility and the implications" of airborne transmission of the coronavirus. A group of 239 international scientists recently sounded the alarm about this mode of contagion.

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged on Tuesday that "evidence was emerging" on the airborne transmission of Covid-19, after a group of 239 international scientists sounded the alarm about this mode of contagion . "We recognize that evidence is emerging in this area and therefore we must be open to this possibility and its implications, as well as the precautions that must be taken," said Benedetta Allegranzi, a WHO official, during the meeting. 'a virtual press conference.

"Acceleration" of the epidemic

In this press conference, the secretary general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the epidemic was "accelerating" and made 400,000 new cases over the past weekend. He also pointed out that the peak has not yet been reached. "While the number of deaths appears to have stabilized globally, in reality, some countries have made significant progress in reducing the number of deaths, while in other countries, deaths are still increasing", a said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference.