The WHO Emergency Committee said, in a statement, that the Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “decided that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a public health emergency of international importance and agreed with the committee’s guidelines.”
The organization’s experts pointed out that the Coronavirus pandemic “continues to negatively affect the health of the world population,” stressing that “the risks of the disease spreading on an international scale” and its implications for international transfers require a “coordinated global response.”
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the organization stressed, during a press conference held today in Geneva, that “the number of Covid-19 cases is increasing for the eighth consecutive week, as information was received about 5.2 million new cases” that were registered last week.
Tedros also added that the level of deaths due to the disease has been rising for the fifth week in a row, and the death toll from the pandemic has so far exceeded 3 million people.
Tedros expressed, however, his concern about the extremely rapid spread of the Corona virus among people between the ages of 25 and 59 years, which could be related to the most transmitted strains, and added that the disease killed one million people within 9 months, and this number reached two million within 4 Months later, while the level of 3 million dead was reached in just 3 months.