COVID-19 Still An International Emergency – WHO

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The World Health Organization has announced that it is too early to lift the highest-level alert for the Covid crisis, with the pandemic remaining a global health emergency despite recent progress.

The WHO’s emergency committee on Covid-19 met last week and concluded that the pandemic still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), a status it declared back in January 2020.

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday explained that he agreed with the committee’s advice.

“The committee emphasised the need to strengthen surveillance and expand access to tests, treatments, and vaccines for those most at risk,” he said, speaking from the UN health agency’s headquarters in Geneva.



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