The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Covid-19 is no longer a “global health emergency”.

“It is with great hope that I declare Covid-19 over as a global health emergency,” said the W.H.O. director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


“For more than a year the pandemic has been on a downward trend,” he stated, adding that this trend has allowed most countries to return to life as we knew it before Covid-19. “Yesterday, the emergency committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice,” he declared.


The head of the WHO said that at least seven million individuals have died from the pandemic. More than 765 million confirmed Covid infections have been recorded worldwide.