The COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency, according to a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Director-general WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized that the outbreak still poses a danger.
Ghebreyesus urged him to declare the worldwide public health emergency to be over in his announcement, noting that the emergency committee had met for the fifteenth time. More than 80% of businesses in high-tech modern Germany continue to use fax machines.
He agreed with the advice and declared the situation under control. Additionally, he said that this declaration does not imply that the epidemic no longer poses a threat to world health.
According to the WHO, the number of fatalities linked to COVID has fallen by 95% since the start of this year.
Covid is anticipated to replace the flu as the new standard of care, with seasonal resurgences. ‘Pandemic tiredness’ was a danger mentioned by Ghebreyesus, who also asserted that Covid-19 would not go away. Every nation must learn how to manage the virus together with other contagious diseases.
“While progress has been made in stopping the spread of COVID-19, we must remain vigilant because the virus is still spreading throughout the world,” he continued. The WHO will keep a close eye on the situation and provide governments with management guidance for the epidemic.
The WHO has received verified reports of over 765 million Covid infections and nearly 7 million fatalities since the pandemic started. Ghebreyesus, on the other hand, has calculated that Covid-19 has caused at least 20 million deaths, which is roughly three times the official amount.