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Sorted and we will start any moment now everything is okay so hi to everyone watching us on number of whu-oh social media platforms and welcome to all journalists who are with. Us here for this regular covered 19 press conference we do apologize for for this delay my name is tarick today is June 15 and with. Us we have dr. Ted rose double show director general we have dr. Marvin Kirk Kove and dr. Mike Ryan as.
We always do we also have tonight with us dr. van ching jung who is our director of global influence up program as as we had in previous weeks we would like to. Thank our interpreters who are providing simultaneous interpretation to 16 languages plus Portuguese and Hindi and journalists who are on zoom’ can follow this press. Conference in those languages and can also ask questions in 16 languages and Portuguese when we come to that now I will give a flow to dr. terrors for his opening remarks. Thank you thank you tarik good morning good afternoon and good evening globally more than 7.8 million.
Cases of Kobe 19 have now been reported to whu-oh and more than 430 deaths it took more than two months for the. First 100,000 cases to be reported for the past two weeks more than 100,000 new cases have been reported almost every single day almost 75% of. Recent cases come from 10 countries mostly in the Americas and South Asia however we also see increasing numbers. Of cases in Africa Eastern Europe Central Asia and the Middle East even in countries that have demonstrated the ability to suppress. Transmission countries must stay alert to the possibility of resurgence last week China reported a new cluster of cases in Beijing after more than 50 days without a case in that city more than.
Hundred cases have now been confirmed the origin and extent of the. Outbreak are being investigated despite the ongoing global response to the copied 19 pandemic we cannot lose sight of other significant public.
Health issues including influenza influenza affects every country every year and takes its own deadly toll as we enter the southern hemisphere influenza season and begin planning for the northern hemisphere season we. Must ensure that influenza remains a top priority Co circulation of covered 19 and influenza can worsen the impact on healthcare systems that are already overwhelmed more than 500 million people are vaccinated against flu. Every year based on recommendations from whu-oh on the composition. Of flu vaccines these recommendations are based on data and virus samples collected and analyzed by SS global influenza surveillance and response system orgy’s risks the Geezer II system has been functioning since 1952.
And I would like to thank the more than 125 countries that participate in it. Over the past eight years significant strengthening of the system has been made possible through the pandemic influenza preparedness framework and I would also like to thank. The and private-sector partners that participate in this global system the infrastructure people skills and experience built up through Geary’s whu-oh collaborating centers and. National influenza centers have been the foundation for detecting covet 19 however this well-established system is now seeing significant challenge influenza surveillance has either been suspended or is declining in. Many countries and there has been a sharp decline in.
Sharing of influenza information and viruses because of the covet 19 pandemic compared with the last three years we. Have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of specimens tested for influenza globally we have also seen a 62% decrease in the number of virus shipments to WH o.
Collaborating centers and that 94 percent decrease in the number of influenza. Viruses with genetic sequence data uploaded to the geese aid database this decreases are. Due to a combination of issues including the repurposing of staff and supplies overburdened laboratories and transport restrictions these disruptions may. Have short and long-term effects such as loss or loss.
Of capacities to detect and report new influenza viruses with pandemic potential as many of you know twice a year WH o convince a group of experts who together analyze the circulating flu. Strains based on their analysis they select the viruses that should be targeted by flu vaccines for the upcoming season in each hemisphere so now which viruses are circulating WH o relies. On information from countries reported through histories which we use to make recommendations for the composition of influenza vaccines this will help us to prevent more severe. Cases of flu and more des wh o has published guidance on how to integrate surveillance fork Ovid 19 into routine influenza surveillance as. An efficient way to track both of these important respiratory. Viruses this is not only cost effective it’s also essential for protecting the world against the next flu season the southern hemisphere flu season is already.
Underway there is no time to lose I thank you many thanks dr. terrors as I have announced we. Have dr. Ben Chang Jung with us who is director of global influenza program if you would like to get to know more about this important topic get to dr.. Mansion dr. Petrus has just mentioned we will now open the floor to questions I will ask journalists to.
Be short and concise and have only one question per person so we will start with the. Brazil we have guillermo Bianchini from estadao online Guillermo if you can just unmute yourself hello yes I understand well.
The question was should we consider Brazil as a new epicenter of corvid 19 I. Think we said a number of weeks ago that Central and. South America the Americas in general were very much the hotspot regionally for for numbers around the world but as we’ve seen in also in the last.
Number of days and weeks other areas of the world host to have large increases in cases but Brazil cannot be singled out in the Americas there are. Many other countries in the Americas like Mexico Chile and others who’ve had. Significant increases in cases and continue to have an upswing epidemic so I. Would characterize the situation in Central and South America as being of. Concern and currently our America’s regional office the panamerican Health Organization is providing date they support to a.
Number of countries in Central and South America both in terms of their public health measures and supporting the health systems in in those countries so no. I would not characterize Brazil per se as the only epicenter of disease in. The world there are many countries that are currently struggling with increasing numbers. And dealing with trying to control those numbers of diseases where with various measures next question comes from Phoenix Chinese TV Phoenix you can you hear us yes yes yes very. Well okay and aloof from hong kong phoenix quickly my question is about the outbreak in beijing I we wonder is it possible for the novel coronavirus to. Spread across the country by adhering to the surface of important.
Goods like salmon or something else if is do you thing is necessary to add the coronavirus testing for import and export news thank you I. Can start I think we obviously to look at the issue of food or food packaging but we also.
Need to recognize that the common things are common we know this disease is primarily spread. From human to human by the respiratory route contamination by humans of that environment we’ve also seen that this disease can breach the animal human. Species barrier clearly there have been much research done on the potential. For coronaviruses and other viruses to survive on many surfaces including packaging and in this particular case I think obviously it is one of the hypotheses and that’s the hypotheses continues and needs.
To be further tested but I will be I will be reticent to to be in a position where all. Packaging and other things would need to be systematically tested I think we need to look at what has happened in this case I don’t believe it’s the primary hypotheses but it.
Needs to be explored but adequate disinfection of material and foodstuffs is done and is carried out. But again we need to understand what has actually happened in this circumstance before issuing major policies on this but all governments are in the position Goll governments manage their.
Food chains all governments manage their food supplies and are in a position based. On the information that they have to issue whatever testing requirements are needed for the. For their for the safety of citizens so we will work very closely with authorities in China to understand what exactly the risks are here and will issue any guidance internationally. Accordingly thank you dr. Anne and thank you for this question from Phoenix Hong Kong we will go to. Bloomberg and we have Corinne on line Corinne hi can you.
Hear me very well okay um I wanted to ask about the risks of air travel as travel restrictions lifts how do you assess the. Risks of air travel is it important whether a plane is full and you. Know how can people protect themselves I’ll be annamaria continued we have been working extensively with the International Civil Aviation Organization and the IEEE after the international air travel Association on. Advising them on how risks can be managed in these circumstances I as you’ve seen we’ve worked also. With the the sporting movements around the world and mass gathering movements around how risks can be reduced in that so in this regard we’ve been. Working closely to give advice on how risks can be managed in a air transport environment and that both is covers airports and the.
Air transport system itself we will be in the next couple. Of days issuing more detailed considerations and public health advice around international for international travelers and I will defer to that for more specific advice but like in any other.
Situation for in it for a traveler on any form of transport the I suppose the the the key issue is what the traveler themselves can do to. Protect their own health and then what the the authorities can do is airports are in on aircraft to reduce the risk of transmission and again let us.
Remember and we’ve seen there is no zero risk in. These in any environment and what we’re what we need to do is identify the the risks that may be involved or the increased risks that may be associated with travel we need to try. And reduce those risks to the absolute minimum and be able to mitigate any negative impacts so it is difficult for example in a it is quite reasonably straightforward with in an. Airport environment although logistically difficult to create physical distance to create the opportunity for personal hygiene and. It should be no more of a risk for any individual to go through an airport in a properly physically distant and hygienic manner than it is.
Through any building or a workplace or environment as long as that’s managed properly the aircraft. Itself represents a particular environment where people are pushed together in a much closer and and I think you’ll see that Airlines and the air travel associations are putting together all kinds. Of guidance and extra hygiene and extra cleaning and boarding procedures and all kinds. Of different procedures that are aimed at reducing risk including the wearing. Of masks while on on the aeroplane and again all of those are aimed at giving the passenger. A safe travel experience and then obviously the ability should something go wrong and someone be infected or become sick subsequently it is absolutely important that we’re able to track anyone.
Who’s been on that aeroplane and that’s that’s probably something that’s not taken as seriously we need to make the travel experience. As safe as possible but we must recognize that it can’t. Be made 100% safe and therefore we need the capacity to. Trace people after they may have been exposed so we can follow up and break any chain of. Transmission so the ability to retain good travel records and the ability for public. Health authorities to be immediately informed so they can track and trace any problem subsequently is.
Really important so this is a complex set of different processes. And procedures we will be issuing further guidance on this and as I say I can. Assure you we are working very closely with the international civil aviation and the air.
Transports associations to ensure that we give them the best possible responded into place. In this space Maria Minute exit terrain now we will go to South Africa broadcaster we have Sophie mikonam Sophie can you hear us yes I can hear you. Say I just want to find out recently we’ve seen. In many countries where there has been protests much as racism is a pandemic in itself you also have this covered 19 pandemic what will be wh hold position. Or are you have having an advice to the organizer so that after all the protests they don’t now have to deal with issues of infection in their respective countries where we have seen.
A wave of protests thank you very much for this important question so yeah we we have issued some guidance. Around the planning or of mass gatherings whether these are planned events or whether these are spontaneous events to help organisers hold these in a way. That can minimize the risk for kovat 19 and for other infectious diseases and some.
Of the considerations that need to be taken into account to help those organisers whether they’re planned or spontaneous takes into account what is the disease the virus circulation in that area is it. An area of active transmission is there a way in which.
People can remain physically distance they could be at least a metre apart it should they. Be wearing a fabric mask when they’re out and is there a way to quickly be able to detect cases and monitor those cases if someone is sick it.
Is important that anyone attending an event whatever event that may be that if they’re unwell they stay home and if they are in a place where they cannot maintain. Physical distance thing to wear a fabric mask to prevent the the potential onward transmission but any opportunity where people are in crowded places and the viruses present and the. Appropriate measures are not put in place the virus can take hold the virus can transmit so it’s important that we put in measures so that. These gatherings can take place safely thank you very much for this next question goes to cure the news agency we have Domo online hello. Can you unmute yourself please let’s try one more time with the Kyoto do we have Tomo online if not we may come back. To to Tomo from Kyoto now we’ll go to BMJ and we have jonathan oven Jonathan please unmute yourself good afternoon um with the situation in Beijing just just wanted a.
Few if you could tell me are there any plans to mobilize any medical teams to to assist and and. Could we be seeing the start of a second wave there in Beijing is. That a concern a concern and I think as we’ve seen in many countries the emergence of new clusters especially when the origin of the. Cluster or the driver of the cluster is not recognized is always a concern but what.
We do like to see is an immediate response to that and the comprehensive set of measures in other parts of the world. Where we’ve seen that approach of really investigating thoroughly testing isolating and quarantine in cases. And or quarantine in context it has generally led to containment of the Fosters be they around religious communities or our markets around other migrant dormitories and many. Other environments in which this has occurred however Beijing is. A is a large city in a very dynamic and connected city so there’s always a concern and I think you can see that level of concern in the response of.
The Chinese authorities so we are tracking that very closely our country officer remember we do have a team in China that’s actually based in Beijing our country office there is led by our country. Representative dr. garden Galia and we have a number of epidemiologists permanently embedded in. In our Chinese office and work on a day-to-day basis with colleagues at the National Health Commission at the China CDC and CDC’s all around China we have offered further. Assistance and further support as it is needed and we may be supplementing our country office team with more expertise and in the coming days as.
The investigation develops and are working directly with colleagues again at China CDC and some of the more important findings like genetic sequencing and and and. Other investigations that will be important to understand the origin and spread of this disease yeah yeah I just want to highlight not. Particularly on Beijing but in in all countries you know that have had some success at suppressing transmission have been able to.
Reduce transmission to a low level or eliminate it all countries need to be to remain at the ready and so. It’s very important that countries have the systems in place to be able to quickly identify any suspect cases and test those cases and follow the same pattern of events that need to happen. Make sure you know we’ve the test isolate trace contacts quarantine contacts so that any resurgence can be picked up quickly and can be stamped.
Out and I think that’s an important message it relates to even the first question about you know where is the epicenter in some respects all countries need to be prepared to be. That epicenter and to prevent the possibility of becoming the next place where cases can research. We know from the data from our CEO of prevalence studies that a large proportion of the population. Remains susceptible so all countries need to be on alert and Beijing.
Has activated their systems we’ve seen similar situations with Singapore with with Japan with Germany with with many countries and so it’s. Just important that everybody remains at the ready to be able to quickly detect and care for those patients and do.
Contact tracing appropriately thank you we will now we’ll go now to Simonetta from today news Africa in Washington Simon yeah thank you for taking. My question my name is Simon atiba from today news Africa I know that dr. Ted Rose and some senior UN. Official sign a statement at the weekend condemning racism and I just. Wanted to know what waho is doing to fight racism without. Within the w-h-o and also when it comes to testing and and everything related. To Kovac 19 thank you so thank you thank you very much it’s true as you have said I have joined my.
Colleagues UN senior officials who you know from our continent to express our voice to condemn racism and any. Form of discrimination as you know racism and any form of discrimination is should not be tolerated and it’s through addressing these two problems actually we can bring.
Peace and stability to the world so that’s why we raised our our voices our voices for equality so all human beings. Are are treated equally then coming to what we do in whu-oh it’s the same I think what we do in whu-oh cannot be different from what can be done. Done elsewhere racism and any form of discrimination should be should be condemned and should be fought and we need our position I think. Last week during our presser we have I have already indicated or clarified. WHS position WHS position is for equality and we will do. Everything to make sure that this happens in whu-oh and and and and and everywhere as members of the global community thank you.
Think it address we’ll go now to AFP we have onions bad driver and yes if you. Unmute yourself we will be able to hear you yes. Yes yes hi thank you for taking the questions even if I think it was ugly answer but I wanted to ask you what level.
Of concern you I you have with the first cluster of cases in Beijing and when you talked about the more than 300 cases did. You include any deaths inside and about the investigation is it done by the Chinese authorities or someone else thank you Marie will speak I don’t believe. Any deaths have been reported an association with the disease and and as is normal sovereign countries investigate and respond to epidemics on their territory and request assistance from from. WH OS as needed we are always and in every case when there’s an epidemic or a new epidemic in countries we always offer assistance technical operational.
Logistics as logistic as needed in this particular case and I think in in the case of this response I think. Chinese authorities as many countries around the world again like. Korea like Japan like so many other countries have learned many lessons in the last six months in how to handle covert all over the world and I think have. Been significant capacity in doing that however we will continue to monitor the situation continue to offer that assistance and continue to make information available to the international community as as we as we do. For all other countries Maria case numbers it was over a hundred cases that we reported as part of the cluster but just to say.
About our we concern we’re always concerned for clusters you. Know in every country in any country wherever we hear of a clustering of cases I mean first and foremost should.
Say every single case of kovat 19 is significant and every single case needs to be followed up and cared for appropriately but. Clusters are our special condition because in any country we need to understand why is there the clustering what brought these cases together is it. Related to an expat dormitory is it related to a healthcare facility is it related to a long-term care facility or school or whatever it may be because that will.
Help us understand it and bring it under control so any cluster raises raises our concern as it does in all countries and as Mike has said we’ve seen officials take this seriously and and. Do a proper investigation as we are seeing in other countries that are seeing these cases we are witnessing many countries apply the fundamentals of public health of outbreak investigation which public. Health professionals are trained to do to find cases to understand the extent of infection by doing active testing and to follow up on all of the cases and.
Contacts and care for anyone that is ill my understanding is that there are no. Deaths associated so far but of course as Mike has said we will we will monitor the situation as we do. In all countries further out I think obviously these events are threatened in their own. Right and no one likes to see them but they do offer up opportunities to understand disease transmission and to understand the circumstances and the context and. The behaviors in which disease transmits more readily and I would point you to we’ve had some excellent articles come out in the last.
Couple of days one in the MMWR from the CDC in Atlanta from Cruz and at our Japanese colleagues who’ve done extensive cluster based investigations looking for. Specific risk factors and specific situations and behaviors and context in which transmission has been generated in clusters that’s what we need to know we need to have our sign around the world. Investigating clusters seeing what’s driving infection we were a lot of speculation around what’s.
Driving infection what’s causing this what’s causing that and that’s important it’s important for us to I pathi sighs it’s important for us to make models about what might. Be happening but the answers lie in careful careful systematic exhaustive. Investigation of disease clusters to really look at what is happening in these situations and. Then what is causing amplification of disease in the human context and if we get that we. Will build up a much better picture of the public health advice.
We need to give our communities and what behaviors to avoid and what places to avoid and what circumstances to avoid and for us in public. Health to have better policies to guide governments so I do think this is an important issue in as much as. It demonstrates that rapid response to contain clusters and systematic thorough investigation of those clusters is both. A public health act to stop the disease but an act of Public Health discovery to. Understand how this disease transmits in these circumstances the next question comes.
From PN who works with the National Public Radio PN I thanks for taking my question I was wondering if you could clarify the. Remarks earlier about flu it sounded like Ted Rose the saying that koban is making it harder to plan for flee because the surveillance systems are down but wouldn’t we be.
Doing a better job looking for flee because we’re screening so many people for Ovid and also a better job companions against koban which. Spreads like the flu just maybe I can begin and arrange a commune hi I think what we need to do here is first of all first of all for most recognize the contribution. That our influenza surveillance colleagues have made all over the world I think we got. Ahead very much in doing surveillance for and testing for for. Covert 19 because we had such a strong infrastructure around the world for flu. For flu surveillance but what has happened and this is quite understandable as countries have fought covert 19 a lot of the resources that are within the flu network have been not in appropriately.
But entirely appropriately pushed into covert surveillance we now need to find that balance to ensure that we’re also able to track influenza properly during that same period we’re now entering a period in. The world where we have to be able to track both : 19 and. Influenza both are dangerous pathogens were lucky in influenza we have a vac we have vaccines that can seriously reduce infection and reduce. Severity of disease and in order to be able to use those tools most effectively we need. The right vaccines and in order to have the right vaccines we need the surveillance data to tell us what the circulating strains are and the worked of enging here will.
Speak and her team do with our collaborating centers all around the world is a vital more than 50 year program that has done. Just that we need to continue to invest in that program and. Now we need to be able to use those surveillance. Programs to do both surveillance of kovat and influenza this is. Exceptionally important for the coming months especially in the southern hemisphere renji yeah I just. Want to add to what Mike just said well in France the surveillance has been compacting.
Or for more than a half a century with contribution from more than 100 countries were in the world so this is really a very solid and highly functional foundation work globally to monitor. In Forenza in France the outbreaks and giving recommendation twice a year about the composition that need to go into the seasonal vaccines now as dr. J dr. terrorist director-general one. That were during the pandemic our response the surveillance were in some countries where has been were disrupted what decreased etc so when we are entering to the southern hemisphere in France the season and. Also it is a time to prepare for Northern Hemisphere season where it is important world countries were first who were need to be reminded that to work in Firenze threat. Is existing was they always were competing disease priorities were threats.
But in Forenza is always there it’s a seasonal influenza and also says in France or pandemic potential the second way is that world. Countries will really need to back to normal routine in France the surveillance was a system was in place. In the country so countries really need to optimize was use of their existing system will use. The system well for the co-leaders and he know surveillance and minute as many countries already.
Started also well well well reactivate was in France the surveillance as well the third way is really to prepare for the influenza season or vaccination program well we know that for in. France we have safe and effective vaccines available and vaccine is. A man were primary intervention for reduce mobile it marked with the deaths and the disease of influenza. Infection many thanks dr. Zhang we will try to go back to our friends from Kyodo news agency from Japan Tomo yes teri Kim Kim yes thank you so much.
For taking my question dr. Tate was a few weeks ago you mentioned about the relationship with United States. Is not only about money but your cooperation between the rich oh and the United. States but it’s W it’s United States still a member of WH o at this point since we are about to. Have the deadline that President Trump has mentioned the 30-day deadline this week thank you so much thank you yes the United States. Is still a member of the member state of the World Health Organization thank you very much to Brazil again thank you for taking my question I would like. To know how useful is temperatures screaming in public places to look for covered patients since some studies have already shown that fever is not always a symptom of the infection thank.
You so thank you for your question your question I will begin you’ve almost answered your question with your question in the sense that many people ultimately will have a fever. But not all people present with a fever there are many ways in which people can be screened temperature screening is one but. There are a package of measures that need to be put in. Place to identify cases and so as we have pointed out it is very important that their systems in place that Kate that cases who are suspect cases if you’re feeling unwell you stay. Home and you contact your medical provider suspect cases are tested so we know if they are indeed a case or not I will again highlight influenza here. If your if you have respiratory symptoms or you’re feeling unwell not only looking for Kovan 19 but also looking for influenza especially in the.
Southern hemisphere as the influenza season is taking off it’s important to know what people are infected with and to. Follow all of the other measures that are in place so as you mentioned not all people will. Develop fever and not all people will present with fever thanks thank you dr. Vancouver we will now go. To Emma FAR’s from Reuters Emma good afternoon thanks for taking my question um I was wondering given the comments from the Chinese CDC and state media this afternoon saying that they have the genome. Sequencing for the virus that emerged in Beijing I was wondering what is your message to them given that they’ve said that they have this information that they haven’t shared it with the world.
Yet thank you yeah we fully expect that our colleagues in China will share that information it is very important and and. They have done so in the past I have many countries particularly in sharing the genetic sequence the finding that this may represent a strain more commonly. Transmitting in in Europe is important and it may reflect human to human transmission more than any other hypotheses but that remains to be seen but. We fully we’ve been in close contact with our colleagues both through our region through our region and country offices but also directly and we fully expect that.
China will in the in the normal course publicly put those sequences as. They have done in the past on publicly available websites I would. Just like to add that this is a plea for all countries to share full genome sequences we. Have more than 40,000 sequences that are that are available and that’s wonderful but there’s been more than seven million cases.
Worldwide and it’s important that we continue to look at the sequences that are circulating globally to make sure that we understand these. Viruses and so that the people the networks of labs and and virologists who are looking at these sequences can monitor. Them so it is important that not only in China in this situation but. Also all countries that continue to share the full genome sequences on publicly available websites thank you we have time for a couple of more questions.
So let’s try to go to China Daily we have Chen chen hi my question is also related ag-based here. In brussels so the EU border is opening today but country like Germany France still report like 300. 400 cases every day and us in the u.s. you have 1820 states have. A spike like a sound in the cases or more a day so.
Why make Beijing 100 cases particular deserves so much attention is paging overreacting or is acting properly thank you yeah IIIi think it’s important to note that that every country is. Different and certainly in China when you spent over 50 days without having any significant local transmission a cluster like this is a concern and it.
Needs to be investigated and controlled and that’s exactly what the Chinese authorities are doing so in that sense it is big news but in. The great scheme of things around the number of cases per day around the world it’s not but it is significant event we will track that like we’ve tracked other. Significant clusters similarly we’ve been concerned about clusters that have emerged in Korea or in Japan or in Singapore and we engage very closely with those. Authorities to understand how they’re investigating them that doesn’t mean we think the authorities are. Going to lose control of the situation it’s that we want to understand what the country is doing and more importantly what the country is learning about the origin and transmission a separate situation.
Is is countries for example as you’ve mentioned in Europe. Who are currently exiting some black towns and opening up. Their borders they’re engaged in a careful process of lifting restrictions that is balanced with the risk of disease against the promotion of lives and livelihoods and pulling their. Economies back on track and in doing that they’re measuring their lifting of restrictions with the decreases in incidence of disease but no countries have reached at zero incidence and then.
And that’s that’s a very difficult objective to reach before you exist in fact that’s not what was envisaged in the planning process for transitioning from lockdowns what you need to. Have a sustained control over the virus and be able to get to a position where. You can then safely exit laptop while maintaining the measures like surveillance and other measures in order to sustain control of the virus so careful opening of content of countries and opening. Of their borders with neighboring countries is is something that can be done but again must be done in a measured planned stepwise fashion with always putting in place the Public.
Health and other measures needed to be able to make up for the restrictions of movement and the restrictions of of lock. Downs thank you maybe we can go to the last question for today we have our friend Keiko fresh meat from Science Guy hi Tarek thank you very much for taking the question and. I just wanted to ask about the status of the Solidarity trial.
And in particular the FDA has revoked its emergency use for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine and data. Just seems to be you know going in the same direction I’m just curious whether you have any any news from the Solidarity trial when you expect to have news. Okay I will get back to you on that I believe the executive group of the Solidarity. Troilus is meeting this week and I am obviously in. The light of other data will be obviously looking at the the utility of continuing with certain. Arms of the trial based on the likelihood of finding a positive outcome so we’ve come back to you on Wednesday with an update on those deliberations and where we.
Go from here thank you very much doctor and we will conclude this presbrey f—ing for today we will see you again. On Wednesday and the audio file will be sent to you shortly and traffic will be available tomorrow we will also be sending you notices of press conferences that. Are done by our regional offices as well as news from different places around the world where WTO has its activities uncovered 19 I wish you a very nice evening and as usual thank you. Tareq and thank you to all who have joined today and look forward to seeing you on on Wednesday thank you you.