The Director-General of the World Health Organization says the Covid pandemic is ‘certainly not over’

On Sunday (22) the head of the World Health Organization warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is “certainly not over”, Although the decline In the cases reported since the micron wave peak. “We are letting our guard down at our own risk,” he told governments.

“Reducing testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told officials gathered in Geneva to open the WHO’s annual meeting. He also pointed out that almost 1 billion people In low-income countries it has not yet been vaccinated.

In a weekly report released last Thursday (19) on the global situation, the World Health Organization said the number of new cases of Covid-19 appears to be infected. settle down After weeks of declines since late March, the total number of weekly deaths has fallen.

Although there has been progress, with 60% of the population Vaccine World, “It doesn’t end up anywhere until it ends up everywhere,” Tedros said. “Reported cases are increasing in nearly 70 countries across all regions, and this is in a world where testing rates have fallen,” he added.

Tedros is due to be nominated for a second five-year term this week at the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of WHO member states. (case content)

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