Hope for an End to the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2021: World Health Organization
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic will end in 2023, 3 years after it was declared a global epidemic.
In a statement released by the organization on its website, Ghebreyesus said the weekly coronavirus death toll was lower for the first time than it was in March 2020, when a pandemic was declared.
“I am confident that at some point this year we will be able to say that COVID-19 has ended as a public health emergency of international concern and a pandemic,” he added.
Ghebreyesus also noted the need to learn from the pandemic so as not to repeat the “cycle of neglecting panic” that characterized the long response period to the pandemic.
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization of an outbreak of an unknown pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan.
In early January 2020, China officially announced that a new type of coronavirus was the cause of the outbreak of viral pneumonia of unknown origin, before Gibresus announced on March 11, 2020 that the spread of the new coronavirus was pandemic.
Earlier this month, Ghebreyesus confirmed that the organization has not abandoned and will not abandon its plans to find out the origin of the Corona virus.
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