WHO declares an end to covid global health emergency

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Three years after the emergence of a novel coronavirus brought the world to a standstill, the World Health Organization announced that covid-19 no longer represents a global health emergency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said in a tweet that the organization’s covid emergency committee recommended “an end to the public health emergency of international concern” and that he accepted. “With great hope I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency,” Ghebreyesus added. The virus, which emerged from China and quickly spread to practically every country in the world, was first declared a public health emergency by WHO on...