World Health Speaks on COVID-19 Pandemic Now – 2 Years after it was Declared
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION – WHO warned the people that the COVID-19 pandemic is “far from over” and it is only over if it is over everywhere.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest global challenge that several countries are facing for around two (2) years now. It was in March 2020 when WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic as cases are rising in the different nations across the globe.
Lockdowns and restrictions were implemented in the pursuit to curb the spread of the virus. For several months, airports and sea ports barely had passengers due to strict protocols and lockdown restrictions. Businesses in several nations had no choice but to shut down. The economy of several countries greatly suffered amid the pandemic.
The people were urged to live under a “new normal” setting. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic cost millions of lives across the globe.
Recently, the World Health Organization spoke on the COVID-19 pandemic after around two (2) years since it first alarmed several nations across the globe. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that the pandemic is “far from over”.
Tedros said that 6 million people across the globe died of COVID-19. According to the World Health Director-General, although the COVID cases and deaths around the globe are taking a downward trend, the “pandemic is far from over – and it will not be over anywhere until it’s over everywhere”.
Tedros further expressed that the virus continues to evolve and they are facing challenges in vaccine distributions. According to him, tests and treatments are needed everywhere and they are worried that some nations are lowering their COVID-19 testing.
According to WHO’s chief, lowering the testing hinders the authorities from seeing the behavior of the virus – how it spreads, how it evolves, and where it is. Another WHO official, Maria Van Kerkhove, warned that everyone must remain vigilant.
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