When did WHO declare the end of the global health emergency?

The decision on declaring the end of a global emergency on COVID-19 will be made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after thorough consultation with experts.

The decision on declaring the end of a global emergency on COVID-19 will be made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after thorough consultation with experts.

WHO discussed criteria, time to declare the end of the global health emergency

According to the VNA, on March 11, public health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) started a discussion on the evaluation criteria and when the end of the state of health emergency can be declared. global economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WHO said: "The International Health Regulations Emergencies Committee on COVID-19 is reviewing the criteria necessary to declare an end to a public health emergency of international concern."

This important decision, if made, is not only a significant milestone, but will certainly affect many public health policies.


However, the World Health Organization also admits that "at the moment, we have not reached that point" .

Many countries around the world have loosened COVID-19 prevention measures to return to normal social activities such as easing regulations on wearing masks, isolating and opening borders, welcoming tourists.. However, there are still some countries that have recorded record numbers of infections.

The WHO said that in the past week, the world had 10 million more cases of COVID-19 and 52,000 deaths from the disease.

The researchers also warn that even if COVID-19 cases drop to lower levels, the disease still has the potential to cause thousands of deaths a year, unlike other illnesses like fevers cold and tuberculosis.

In addition, scientists still cannot predict whether new variants of COVID-19 will appear or not.

WHO has always been very careful when declaring the end of a global health emergency

WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020. This is the 5th time in the history of world health, WHO has declared a global emergency.

A pandemic is defined when the disease is widespread and intense, with the risk of an increase in the number of cases over a large area. Meanwhile, endemic viruses are long-lived and spread predictably.

This predictability enables doctors and healthcare systems to prepare and adapt, reducing deaths.

Before that, WHO was always very careful when declaring the end of a global health emergency and outbreaks of diseases.

According to the agency, the decision on declaring the end of a global emergency on COVID-19 will be made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after careful consultation with experts.

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