The World Health Organization announced today (Friday) that “Covid-19” is no longer a global health emergency, after it claimed “at least 20 million” lives in more than 3 years.
The Emergency Committee for the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization discussed the situation of the pandemic yesterday (Thursday) at its fifteenth meeting on Covid-19, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, agreed on the need to end the declaration of a state of public health emergency at the international level.
“For more than a year, the pandemic has taken a downward curve,” Tedros said in a press conference on Friday.
“This trend has allowed most countries to return to life as we knew it before Covid-19,” Tedros added. “Yesterday, the Emergency Committee met for the fifteenth time and recommended that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice.” Quoted from (CNN).
The WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern in January 2020, about 6 weeks before it was described as a pandemic.
A global health emergency (PHEIC) imposes an agreement between countries to abide by the World Health Organization’s emergency management recommendations, and each country in turn declares its own public health emergency, declarations with legal weight, which countries use to mobilize resources and implement measures in order to mitigate the crisis.