The Director General of World Health Organization, WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghebreyesus stated this on a day US biotech firm, Moderna, announced that its experimental vaccine against COVID-19 was 94.5 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the vaccine hunt.
Pfizer had also last week said it had developed a vaccine that was 90% effective asgainst the virus.
The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives.
“A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them. A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic,” Ghebreyesus said.