World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, said that if a new variant of Covid-19 does not appear, the epidemic may end soon.
Speaking to RUV Television broadcasting in Iceland, Kluge said that WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom evaluated Ghebreyesus’ statements that “the finish line has been seen in the Covid-19 epidemic”. Stating that he agreed with Ghebreyesus’ statements, Kluge said, “If a new variant is not seen, the epidemic may end soon. We should be hopeful about this.” said.
“Strong follow-up is also important to quickly identify new variants,” Kluge advises, advising everyone to get a new booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine before the upcoming winter. he said.
WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus said in his statement on September 14, “We have never been in a better position to end the epidemic. We see the end, but we are not there.”
Defending the view that the finish line has been reached in the fight against Kovid-19, Ghebreyesus said, “The worst thing we can do in this situation is to stop. We must run faster and cross the finish line. If we do not seize this opportunity now, we risk more variants, deaths and uncertainty.” he had spoken.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference in Geneva, evaluated the impact of Covid-19 and monkeypox outbreaks and the floods in Pakistan on health services.
Emphasizing that the global casualties due to Covid-19 last week were at the lowest level since March 2020, Ghebreyesus said, “We have never been in a better position to end the epidemic. We see the end, but we are not there.” said.
Defending the view that the finish line has been reached in the fight against Covid-19, Ghebreyesus said, “The worst thing we can do in this situation is to stop. We must run faster and cross the finish line. If we do not seize this opportunity now, we risk more variants, deaths and uncertainty.” he said.
Ghebreyesus reiterated his call for WHO member states to vaccinate all citizens at risk and to meet the target of vaccinating 70 percent of their population.
Stating that the global decline in the monkeypox epidemic continues with Covid-19, Ghebreyesus said, “Just like in Covid-19, we should not get used to the comfort and not let our guard down in the fight against monkeypox. All countries and communities should continue to do what they have been doing until now.” made the statement.
Ghebreyesus emphasized that the floods damaged around 1500 medical facilities in Pakistan and underlined that millions of people do not have access to basic health services.
Ghebreyesus, who shared the information that WHO took measures together with the Ministry of Health of Pakistan against epidemics that may arise after the flood, said, “We are preparing to fight epidemics such as measles, cholera and malaria, as well as providing treatment aid against diseases such as skin and eye infections, typhoid fever and malnutrition. we are.” said.