The World Health Organization warns 'this virus may never go away'
Endemic viruses are regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
The WHO went on to warn that the virus will probably keep circulating and said it will take a “massive effort” to counter it.
WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing; "this virus may never go away,".
Public health experts say it will take a "massive effort" to combat it and extreme caution is needed to avoid new outbreaks.
Globally there have been over 4.4 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed, with over 298,000 deaths.