NUSADAILY.COM – GENEVA – As reported by AFP on Sunday (2/8/2020) WHO emergency committee “highlights the long duration of the anticipated COVID-19 pandemic”. The WHO in its statement warned of the risk of “exhaustion in dealing with Corona” due to socio-economic pressure in countries.
In an emergency committee meeting, the committee evaluated the pandemic for six months and warned about the risk of this crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Corona pandemic will be in long
The panel meeting held on Friday (31/8) was held for the fourth time to discuss Corona, half a year since the declaration of the international public health emergency (PHEIC) on 30 January – WHO’s highest alarm level.
“WHO continues to assess the global risk level of COVID-19 to be very high,” WHO said at the meeting.
The new coronavirus has killed at least 680,000 people and infected at least 17.6 million since the outbreak appeared in China in December 2019.
Not surprisingly, the panel, which consisted of 17 members and 12 advisors, unanimously agreed that the pandemic was still PHEIC.
Several countries in the world have imposed a strict lockdown to control the spread of the virus, which also plunged the economy into sharp contractions.
The Committee urges WHO to provide pragmatic guidance on COVID-19 management “to reduce the risk of fatigue in responding to Corona in the context of socio-economic pressure”.
The Panel urges WHO to support countries in preparing for the launch of proven treatment therapies and vaccines.
The committee also urged WHO to accelerate research related to this virus
Previously, WHO continued to voice the world to stay focused on facing the Corona COVID-19 virus pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that this outbreak was a rare event whose impact could be felt for decades to come.
“This pandemic is a health crisis once in a hundred years. The effect will be felt for decades, “Tedros said when opening an emergency committee meeting on Friday (7/31/2020), as quoted by Reuters. (Han)