The World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000.

The pandemic has sparked not only a health emergency, but a global economic rout, with businesses struggling to survive, millions left jobless, and millions more facing starvation.

Health experts in the world’s biggest economy warned that it could face a complicated second coronavirus wave if it continues and with the seasonal flu in winter, which will only make it worse, even as some US states have reopened some selected businesses.

Nations around the world have been scrambling to fight the pandemic, which has killed more than 180,000 people and infected nearly 2.6 million globally, while seeking ways to limit the devastating economic fallout.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom issued a warning to the countries that have lifted the lockdown restrictions and resumed businesses, saying this will lead to a second and deadlier wave of coronavirus.