May 27, 2023
Mortality from COVID-19
©Agency “Moscow”

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that they are canceling the status of a global pandemic of coronavirus infection, which was declared in 2020. This was announced on Friday, May 5, by the head of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

“The WHO Expert Committee on COVID-19 Emergencies suggested that I cancel the status of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. I followed this advice and announced the end of the pandemic,” he explained.

The head of WHO also added that since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 20 million people have died from the coronavirus in the world, writes RIA News. At the same time, official figures speak of only 7 million deaths.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in March expressed confidence that the COVID-19 pandemic will end in 2023. According to him, the world is now “in a much better position than ever during a pandemic.” At the same time, in the organization continue investigation origin of COVID-19.

The pandemic was caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The first outbreak of the disease was recorded at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, China. On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared this outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. On March 11, a COVID-19 pandemic was declared.

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