The World Health Organization (WHO) affirmed, at this second fair (30), that Covid-19 continues to be a public health emergency of international interest, its highest form of alert.
The pandemic is probably at a “transition point” that continues to require careful management to “mitigate the possible negative consequences,” the agency added in a statement.
It will be three years since the WHO declared for the first time that Covid represented a global health emergency. More than 6.8 million people died during the outbreak, which reached all the countries of the Earth, devastating communities and economies.
However, the advent of vaccines and treatments changed considerably the situation of the pandemic since 2020, and the director-general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says that he expects to see the end of the emergency this year, mainly if the counter-measures can be accessed improved globally.
Consultants of the WHO’s committee of specialists on the status of the pandemic told Reuters in December that it was probably not the time to lock down the emergency, given uncertainty about the wave of infections in China after it suspended its rigid zero-Covid measures no end of 2022.
Source: CNN Espanol