The Spiez laboratory in Switzerland, which the World Health Organization announced last year as the first link in the new post-Covid-19 pandemic prevention network, to prevent chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the world since World War II is working.
The interior of the Spies Laboratory, which works in Switzerland to prevent the emergence of a new pandemic in the world, was seen by the British news agency Reuters.
The world’s most dangerous pathogens are researched in a high-security laboratory at the foot of the Alps. another World The laboratory, which has been working to prevent chemical, biological and nuclear threats around the world since the war, was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) last year to conduct studies on the virus, which has emerged in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Could lead to a new pandemic. 19. WHO announced that this center is the first link in the global network to deal with the pandemic.
For this purpose, WHO implemented the Biohub program to conduct studies on different forms of the corona virus and the newly discovered virus.
‘We saw that where this epidemic spread, it was very difficult to stop it’
“The goal is to make sure the outbreak stays where it started,” Isabel Hunger-Glaser, leader of the BioHub project at Spies Lab, told Reuters. Stating that they are conducting research by collecting virus samples from all over the world for this purpose, the expert said, “We saw that the goal was a much harder goal to achieve than we thought.”
Noting that the outlook on threats to the COVID-19 world needs to be changed, Hunger-Glaser said, “If it is possible to stop the spread of the virus, then everything must be done for it.”
Continuous surveillance is being done with cameras to prevent leaks
Tight security arrangements have been made to prevent dangerous pathogens from coming out in this camera-filled centre. Samples of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic are kept in a closed freezer.
Laboratory management says the absence of any leaks at the facility played a key role in the choice of WHO’s Biohub centre. The facility is also two hours from Geneva, where the WHO headquarters are located.