Downward COVID-19 trend shows ‘simple public health measures work’ – UN health chief

A woman waves a giant "All for Vaccines" flag in São Paulo's Sambadrome, Brazil. (Photo via UN)

(United Nations News) The number of reported cases of COVID-19 globally has declined for the fifth consecutive week, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring that “simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants”.

“Last week saw the lowest number of reported weekly cases since October”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHOtold journalists at a regular press briefing in Geneva.  

Noting a nearly 50 per cent drop this year, he stressed that “how we respond to this trend” is what matters now. 

While acknowledging that there is more reason for hope of bringing the pandemic under control, the WHO chief warned, “the fire is not out, but we have reduced its size”.  

“If we stop fighting it on any front, it will come roaring back”. 

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