WHO: Covid no longer a global health emergency


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The World Health Organization has finally declared an end to Covid as a global health emergency.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the downgrade confirming cases and deaths have been on a downward trend for over a year.

“This trend has allowed most countries to return to life as we knew,” Tedros said.

“It’s therefore with great hope that Covid-19 over as a global health emergency.”

The WHO declared Covid an emergency in late January, 2020.

Nearly seven million people died from the virus globally since then.

Tedros says there is still some risk of a new variant which could lead to another surge in cases.

He urged governments to remain vigilant.

“This virus is here to stay and still changing,” he said.

In early 2020 the virus caused an unheard of global shutdown travel and border.

“It has been so much more than health crisis,” Tedros said.

“It has caused severe economic upheaval, disrupting travel and trade, and plunging millions into poverty.”

source: Travel Mole