The European office of the World Health Organization has warned that the risk of Covid-19 has not gone away, saying it is still responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths a week in the region, reports RTE.
The World Health Organization announced on May 5 that the Covid-19 pandemic was no longer considered a “global health emergency”.
“Whilst it may not be a global public health emergency, however, Covid-19 has not gone away,” WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge, reports RTE
The WHO European Region includes 53 countries, including several in Central Asia.
“Close to 1,000 new Covid-19 deaths continue to occur across the region every week, and this is an underestimate due to a drop in countries regularly reporting Covid-19 deaths to WHO. Unless we develop comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for long Covid, we will never truly recover from the pandemic,” Dr Kluge said, reports RTE.
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