The United Nations calls for closing 3 major gaps to eliminate “Corona”

Guterres stressed that there are 10 countries facing humanitarian emergencies.


The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, stressed that the time has come to build the international political momentum needed to completely eradicate the emerging epidemic of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19), calling for closing three major gaps in order to fully eradicate the pandemic, namely, closing the booster dose gap. , especially in low-income countries, which still find it difficult to provide and close the testing gap, in addition to closing the preparedness gap.

Speaking at a ceremony organized on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on eliminating the pandemic, Guterres made it clear that testing rates are dropping everywhere, exposing the world to the variants of the virus, and undermining the creation of new treatments, indicating that it is time to strengthen the defense against the virus. future threats by investing in early warning systems, local manufacturing and diagnostic capabilities, and a well-paid and well-equipped health workforce.

The Secretary-General indicated that there are 10 countries facing humanitarian emergencies, where vaccine coverage is still less than 10%.

For his part, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the number of reported weekly deaths due to the pandemic is approaching its lowest level since its outbreak.

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