WHO Says COVID-19 Remains an International Emergency

IMG Source: The Lancet

Last Monday, the World Health Organization said that the pandemic is still an ongoing international emergency.

The United Nations’ health agency emergency committee on COVID-19 met last Friday for the 14th time.

Following that meeting, WHO released a statement saying that they are taking the advice of the UN’s health agency to classify COVID as a “public health emergency of international concern.” Despite the pandemic still being a global problem, the health agency also considered that it is going through a transition point.

Prior to the meeting, WHO’s chief reiterated that the pandemic’s emergency phase is still not over as numbers of COVID-related deaths continue to rise. The weekly death rate had dropped below 10,000 October of last year, but started rising again last December.

The world has logged 752 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and more than 6.8 million deaths. The United Nations’ health agency always underscored that the actual figures are likely much higher.

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