The deadlines for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will depend on properly organized quarantine and virus testing, said Microsoft founder, philanthropist Bill Gates.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates suggested that, at best, the coronavirus pandemic will last from six to 10 weeks. He said this while talking with users of the Reddit online forum on Wednesday, March 18, writes Bloomberg.
According to Gates, the end of the pandemic will depend on properly organized quarantine and coronavirus testing.
Gates said he was worried about the state of the economy due to the pandemic, and that this situation would hit harder on developing countries, whose authorities would not be able to organize “social distance” and necessary medical care.
He added that the appearance of the vaccine against COVID-19 should not be expected in the period up to 18 months.
The Bill Gates Foundation has allocated $ 100 million to help counter the spread of COVID-19.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of the morning of March 20, 244,517 people were infected with coronavirus infection worldwide, the number of deaths was 10,030 people, 86,026 people recovered.