The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, assured that the world has never been in a “better position to end the pandemic” of coronavirus, after the figure was registered last week. Lowest number of deaths from covid-19 since March 2020.
“We are not there yet, but the end is in sight,” Tedros stressed at his weekly press conference, in which he asked that efforts to combat covid-19 not be slowed down.
“Now is the time to run harder and make sure we cross the line and reap all the rewards of our hard work,” he added, comparing the pandemic to a marathon race.
With more than 1 million deaths so far this year, the pandemic remains an emergency on a global scale and in most countries.
Likewise, Tedros announced that the WHO issued on Wednesday an advisory plan for national health policies “based on the evidence of the last 32 months on what works best to save lives, protect health networks and avoid disturbances that affect the economy and society”.
Among the recommendations mentioned by Tedros are investing in vaccination, especially of risk groups, continuing with detection tests to control possible new variants, and improving health systems.