The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that India has a capacity to eradicate the novel Coronavirus pandemic as it has dealt with two pandemics in the past.
The executive director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Michael J Ryan, said that India has an experience of eradicating two pandemics in the past -- small-pox and polio.
"There is a need in the number of labs where a surge is seen. India is a very populous country and the future of this virus will be considered in a very highly and densely populated country. India led the world in eradicating two pandemics, small-pox, and polio so India has a tremendous capacity," J Ryan said during a daily press brief on COVID-19 pandemic.
"There are no easy answers. It is exceptionally important that countries like India show the way to the world as they have done before," he added.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of cases worldwide has surpassed 3,30,000, while the number of deaths has exceeded.
The pandemic is clearly "accelerating", the World Health Organisation warned. But said it was still possible to "change the trajectory" of the outbreak.
Nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far, according to Health Ministry data on Tuesday.
According to the data updated Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 492, including 446 active cases.
(With ANI inputs)