The WHO declared the end of the covid-19 pandemic after 3 years

The WHO declared the end of the covid-19 pandemic after 3 years

The World Health Organization (WHO) lifted this Friday, May 5, the international emergency due to the covid-19 pandemic, which had been declared since January 30, 2020, given the notable reduction in serious cases and deaths globally.

The decision was announced by the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after the organization’s emergency committee met on Thursday to analyze the current situation of the pandemic, which in more than three years has affected at least 765 million people and has caused the death of some 20 million.

Vaccination, according to the international organization, has been one of the determining factors in reducing the number of positive cases.

Peru: Highest Mortality Rate in the World

Since the beginning of the year, the number of covid infections and reported deaths has been decreasing globally: In the last week of April, the WHO confirmed 630,000 cases in the world and 3,500 deaths, when in January there were more than 1.3 million positives and 14,000 deaths, partly due to the wave in China.

The government of Martín Vizcarra stated the State of National Emergency due to covid-19 on March 15, 2020. Peru was one of the most affected in the world by the disease caused by the new coronavirus, accumulating since the beginning of the health emergency close to 4.5 million confirmed symptomatic cases of covid-19 and more than 220,000 deaths, which makes it have the highest mortality rate globally from this disease.

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