The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has admitted that the cases of COVID-19 are on the decline globally but has raised concerns about the low figures.
During his opening remarks at the COVID-19 media briefing today, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus raised concerns about the decline in testing for the virus across the globe.
“Reported cases and deaths from COVID-19 continue to decline globally, although this trend should be interpreted with caution because many countries have reduced the number of tests they do, which in turn reduces the number of cases they find.
Tedros is of the strong opinion that the world is not through with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Once again, the pandemic is not over. We continue to call on all countries to maintain testing and sequencing services, to give us a clearer picture of where the virus is spreading, and how it’s changing.
“And we call on all countries to vaccinate all health workers, older people and other at-risk groups”, he said addressing the press.
As of 7:48 am CEST, 1 June 2022, there have been 527,211,631 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,289,371 deaths, reported to WHO.
As of 24 May 2022, a total of 11,811,627,599 vaccine doses have been administered globally.
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