When will coronavirus pandemic end? WHO chief Tedros answers
New Delhi : Several countries are working on vaccinating more and more citizens, amid this WHO chief Tedros said that ' coronavirus pandemic is far from over'.
"The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It is in our hands. We have all the tools we need: effective public health tools and effective medical tools. But the world has not used those tools well," Tedros said.
He added that with almost 50 thousand deaths a week, the 'pandemic is far from over'.
The WHO chief said that COVID-19 has exposed serious gaps in the global ability to prepare for, prevent, detect and respond rapidly to outbreaks with epidemic and pandemic potential.
"The pandemic has demonstrated beyond doubt that health is not a luxury for the rich, or simply an outcome of development; it’s a fundamental human right, and the basis of social, economic and political stability," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added.
Meanwhile, as per WHO, there have been over 24 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 49 lakh deaths globally.