The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight: WHO

As the number of weekly reported deaths from COVID-19 plunged to its lowest since March 2020, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the end of the pandemic is now in sight.

“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists during his regular weekly press conference.

The UN health agency’s Director-General explained however, that the world is “not there yet”.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead on COVID-19, highlighted that future waves do not need to translate into “waves or death” because there are now effective tools such as vaccines and antivirals specifically for COVID-19. More