The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Monday that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a public health emergency of international concern as it first did on January 30, 2020.
The world then had fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside of China.
The WHO on Friday identified more than 752 million patients and nearly 7 million dead, according to official figures, far below the reality of the organization’s own admission. Its director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed the recommendations of the Emergency Committee on Covid-19, experts who met for the 14th time last week.
“As we enter the fourth year of the pandemic, there is no doubt that we are in a much better situation now than a year ago when the Omicron wave was at its peak,” said the boss of WHO at the opening of its Executive Committee meeting Monday in Geneva for a week.