July 16, 2020 / 2:52 PM / 20 days ago

Probable that waves of COVID-19 will recur in future years - UK chief scientist

A woman walks past a shop that is closing down amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Knutsford, Britain, July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus will likely return several times in the coming years, triggering new waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said on Thursday.

“I think it’s quite probable that we will see this virus coming back in different waves, over a number of years,” Patrick Vallance told lawmakers.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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