The pandemic was likely in a “transition point” that continues to need careful management to “mitigate the potential negative consequences”, the agency added in a statement.
It is three years since the WHO first declared that Covid represented a global health emergency.More than 6.8 million people have died during the outbreak, which has touched every country on Earth, ravaging communities and economies.
Advisers to the WHO expert committee on the pandemic’s status told Reuters in December that it was likely not the moment to end the emergency, given the uncertainty over the wave of infections in China after it lifted its strict zero-Covid measures at the end of 2022.
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