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WHO ends more than 3 years of health emergency by COVID-19

WHO ends more than 3 years of health emergency by COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) raised today, Friday May 5, the international emergency due to the pandemic of COVID-19which had been declared since January 30, 2020, given the notable reduction in serious cases and deaths globally.

The decision was announced by the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after the organization’s emergency committee met this Thursday to analyze the current situation of the pandemic, which in more than three years has affected at least 765 million people and has caused the death of some 20 million.

Since the beginning of the year, the number of infections of COVID-19 and reported deaths has been declining globally: in the last week of April, the WHO confirmed 630,000 cases in the world and 3,500 deaths, when in January there were more than 1.3 million positives and 14,000 deaths, partly due to the wave in China.

This marks a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that triggered lockdowns that were once unthinkable, upended economies around the world and claimed the lives of millions of people.

The WHO indicated that even though the emergency phase had ended, the The pandemic is not over and highlighted recent spikes in infections in Southeast Asia and the Middle East..

The health agency United Nations claims that thousands of people continue to die from the virus every week.

When the health agency of the UN first declared the coronavirus an international crisis on January 30, 2020, it was not yet named COVID-19 and there were no significant outbreaks outside of China.

(With information from EFE and AP)

Source: Gestion

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