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Being able to see the end does not mean…: WHO says Covid pandemic is not over yet

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the Kovid epidemic is not over yet.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Ghebreyesus said, “Being able to see the end does not mean we are at the end,” news agency AFP reported.

Ghebreyesus reiterated that the world was in the best position ever to end the Covid pandemic, with the number of weekly deaths continuing to decline – and now peaking in January last year.

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He explained that two-thirds of the world’s population had been vaccinated against Kovid, including three-quarters of health workers and the elderly.

“We’ve spent two and a half years in a long, dark tunnel and we’re starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of that tunnel,” the WHO director-general told reporters on Thursday.

However, he insisted, “It’s still a long way to go, and the tunnel is still dark, there are many obstacles that can haunt us if we don’t pay attention. We’re still in the tunnel.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ comment came a few days later United States President Joe Biden announced that the covid pandemic country is over. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still working a lot on this…, but the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News last Sunday.

As per the data, at present, there are more than 618 million COVID cases globally cosmometer, So far 6,535,808 people have died due to the virus and about 599 million people have been cured so far.

The United States has been the country most affected by Kovid after India, France and Brazil. cosmometer Show the figures.

In its latest epidemiological update on Tuesday, the WHO said that globally, the number of new weekly Covid cases remained stable during the week of September 12 to 18 compared to the previous week, with more than 3.2 million new cases.

“The number of new weekly deaths has decreased by 17% compared to the previous week, with more than 9,800 deaths,” the UN health agency said.

(with agency input)


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