World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus says the number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has decreased to the lowest level since March 2020 and the coronavirus may end in the near future.
Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva on Wednesday, Tedras told journalists that the world has “never been in a better position to end the pandemic.”
Comparing the pandemic to a marathon, the WHO chief said it is now time to run harder and ensure crossing the line to the rewards of all the hard work of fighting the disease.
“Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from COVID-19 was the lowest since March 2020,” he said, urging the global community to exert additional efforts to counteract the spread of the infection.
“If we don’t take this opportunity now, we run the risk of more variants, more deaths, more disruption, and more uncertainty. So let’s seize this opportunity,” he pleaded.