COVID-19 pandemic remains a global emergency but end could be in sight: WHO

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past a business displaying a sign requiring face coverings during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Washington, U.S. January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger

(Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic remains a global emergency but the end could be in sight if countries use the tools at their disposal, a spokesperson for the World Health Organisation told a briefing on Tuesday.

The comments come after U.S. President Joe Biden declared “the pandemic is over” in an interview aired on Sunday.

Reporting by Matthias Williams; Editing by Madeline Chambers


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