The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a regular briefing that the world has finally come close to defeating the coronavirus pandemic. He noted :
- Last week, the number of weekly reported COVID-19 deaths was the lowest since March 2020.
- We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic.
- We already see the finish line, but now is the worst time to stop running – you need to accelerate.
- If we don’t seize this opportunity now, we risk more variants of the virus, more deaths, and even more uncertainty in the future.
WHO calls on all countries to vaccinate 100% of the most vulnerable groups, including healthcare workers and the elderly. It is also necessary to continue testing for SARS-CoV-2 and to integrate the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 into primary health care systems.
We can end this pandemic together, but only if all countries, producers, communities and individuals seize this opportunity.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director General of the WHO
Meanwhile, in Russia, more than 56,000 people fell ill with COVID-19 in a day (September 15). This is almost 4.4 thousand cases more than the day before. The last time such indicators were recorded in March of this year.
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