The corona pandemic is not quite over yet, but the end is in sight. World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.
According to the UN agency, in the first wave, the lowest number of corona deaths was recorded last week since March 2020. The WHO expects more waves to come, but the world now has vaccines and antivirals to manage the consequences, according to American epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, who is responsible for combating the coronavirus on behalf of the WHO.
The number of new infections with the monkeypox virus is also decreasing—the WHO is calling on countries to remain vigilant. “As with Covid-19, this is not the time to relax or let the attention slip,” Tedros said.
According to the WHO, a total of more than 606 million corona infections have been confirmed, which has led to the deaths of almost 6.5 million people. However, the actual numbers are probably higher.