COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, according to the WHO. However, it still poses a threat and countries are urged to remain vigilant and not let their guard down against the virus.
T he World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is no longer considered a global health emergency.
This decision was made almost three years after the highest alert level was declared. However, the Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has emphasized that the virus remains a persistent threat and continues to take lives every three minutes.
According to the WHO, COVID-19 has officially claimed over 6.9 million lives and affected the health of more than 765 million others.