india, which led the world in eradicating two silent killers smallpox and polio in the past, has a tremendous capacity in eradicating the deadly coronoavirus pandemic that has now claimed nearly 15,000 lives globally, according to a top WHO official. The executive director of the World health Organisation (WHO), Michael Ryan, said india, the world's second most populous country, has a tremendous capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as it has the experience of eradicating the small-pox and polio through targeted public intervention.
"India led the world in eradicating two silent killers and eliminating them from the country," he said during a press conference in Geneva on monday on the COVIVD-19 pandemic. india, through targeted public intervention, ended smallpox and gave a great gift to the world. india also eradicated polio, he noted.
Ryan said india has tremendous capacities. It is exceptionally important that countries like india lead the way to show the world what can be done. india led the world in eradicating two silent killers, small-pox and polio so india has a tremendous capacity.His remarks came as the WHO said the number of deaths soared to 14,652, with more than 334,000 people infected worldwide. india has reported 492 cases of coronavirus and nine deaths, according to health Ministry data on Tuesday. The total number of active COVID-19 cases across the country now stands at 446, after over 22 fresh cases were reported.