COVID-19 pandemic can end in 2022 — WHO

WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

Hadiza Mohammed

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said the international community could put an end to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2022 if it takes comprehensive measures.

Tedros made the statement at the opening of the 150th session of the WHO’s Executive Board.

“The WHO continues to work nationally, regionally and globally to provide the evidence, the strategies, the tools and the technical and operational support countries need.

“If countries use all of these strategies and tools in a comprehensive way, we can end the acute phase of the pandemic this year.’’

The WHO head pointed to the need to learn lessons from the pandemic and develop new solutions to prevent such emergencies now, “and not to wait until the pandemic is over.” (Sputnik/NAN)