The head of the German Robert Koch Institute Lothar Wheeler predicted the second and third waves of coronavirus. About it reports TASS.

According to the specialist, the infection will spread as long as she has not been ill from 60 to 70 percent of the population.

Wheeler noted that the health care system of Germany is well prepared for new outbreaks. He added that the authorities plan to increase the number of tests conducted on the coronavirus.

In April of academician Sergei purpose announced that the second wave of the epidemic of the coronavirus is possible, if you do not see a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, but it will be weaker than the first. In his words, to predict the timing of the onset of the second wave of the epidemic is impossible because of the peculiarities of the coronavirus, and the peculiarities of some populations and health systems. In this case, if the majority of the inhabitants of the Earth will form the immune system, the infection will be defeated.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 3.6 million. Only 254 430 people died, more than 1.18 million cured.