The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that the pandemic of the new coronavirus is still “far” from ending and commented that there is still “much to do”, especially in the areas poorest and most vulnerable.
For this reason, and remembering that many countries in Europe are beginning to lift some restrictions, Tedros has stressed the importance of continuing to detect, isolate and treat all cases of Covid-19, as well as follow-up on contacts they have kept.
“But the pandemic is far from over. The WHO remains concerned about increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries. As in all regions, cases and deaths are not reported in many countries in these regions. due to the low capacity of proof “, he has added.
That said, the WHO regional director has reported that they will shortly be launching a second Strategic Response Preparedness Plan, which will give an estimate of the resources needed to carry out an upcoming global response to the virus.
Now, Tedros recalled that globally, WHO has shipped millions of items of personal protective equipment to 105 countries and laboratory supplies to more than 127 countries. However, he has reported that they will send many millions more in the coming weeks.
“We have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. WHO is committed to doing everything possible to support all countries. But political leadership is also essential, including the vital role of parliaments. National unity is the basis of world solidarity. Solidarity, solidarity, solidarity: that is what we will say every day “, he has settled.