The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned countries that COVID-19 is not over.
Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO made it known that the reports of the decline in cases and deaths do not mean the end of the pandemic.
Ghebreyesus, who spoke on Sunday in Geneva at the opening of the World Health Assembly, advised health ministers not to relax.
He said: “Is COVID-19 over? No. I know that’s not the message you want to hear, and it’s definitely not the message I want to deliver,” he said.
While expressing concern about increasing cases in nearly 70 countries in all regions with testing rates reduced, the DG added that reported deaths are also rising in Africa.
“It’s not over anywhere until it’s over everywhere. Only 57 countries have vaccinated 70 per cent of their population, almost all of them high-income countries,” he said.