Posted: 06.10.2023 10:39:00

WHO hopes there will be no new coronavirus pandemic

The world’s readiness to combat coronavirus infection is now much higher than three or four years ago, enabling us to count that a new COVID-19 pandemic will be avoided. As Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjártó said, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus assured him of this at a meeting in Geneva, TASS reports.


Peter Szijjártó recalled that recently there has been a lot of news on the Internet that COVID-19 has reappeared.

“My friend Tedros assured me that the level of preparedness in the world today is incomparably better than three or four years ago. We have the necessary tools, immunity created by vaccines and natural processes, as well as extensive knowledge about the virus itself,” noted Peter Szijjártó in a post posted on Facebook.

At the same time, the Hungarian minister expressed confidence that the preventive actions of healthcare systems in different countries – based on accumulated experience – will help prevent the resumption of the coronavirus pandemic, which almost the entire world recently experienced.

“Nobody wants to re-impose a quarantine, and, fortunately, there seems to be no need for this,” he noted.

The global health emergency was in effect due to COVID-19 from late January 2020 to May 2023. On March 11th, 2020, WHO characterised the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. According to the organisation, at least 770 million cases of COVID-19 infection and about 7 million deaths due to it have been identified worldwide.