Coronavirus pandemic likely to last two years: Report


A nurse assists a COVID-19 patient at one of the intensive care units of the hospital in Muehldorf am Inn, Germany, April 29, 2020. (Photo: AP)

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to last as long as two years and won't be controlled until about two-thirds of the world's population is immune, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing a report by a group of experts.

According to the report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, the virus may be more difficult to control than influenza due its ability to spread from people who don't appear to be ill.

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to continue in waves that could last beyond 2022, according to the report.