Posted: 30.01.2023 15:47:00

WHO extended COVID-19 public health emergency for three months

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has extended the public health emergency – since January 2020 due to the spread of coronavirus infection – for another three months, with the corresponding statement made at the WHO headquarters in Geneva following a meeting of the organisation’s emergency committee, TASS reports


WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reportedly agreed with the committee’s recommendation regarding the current situation with COVID-19. He also said the pandemic ‘continues to be a public health emergency of international concern’.

The WHO’s emergency committee meets every three months. This meeting was the 14th meeting since January 2020.

In the world during the entire period of the spread of coronavirus infection, at least 674.8 million people have become infected with this disease. At least 6.7 million patients who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. The number of cured after infection with coronavirus reaches more than 647.1 million people.