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The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”  After a full discussion and review of the evidence, the Committee unanimously agreed that the outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and offered this advice to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.Dr Tedros accepted the advice of the Committee and confirmed that the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to constitute a PHEIC. The Director-General declared a PHEIC—WHO’s highest level of alarm under IHR—on 30 January at a time when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China. He issued the Committee’s advice to States Parties as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR. “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Dr Tedros told the Committee in his opening remarks on Friday. "Many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks. Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths. And some that had large outbreaks have brought them under control." The Committee made a range of recommendations to both WHO and State Parties. It advised WHO to continue to mobilize global and regional multilateral organizations and partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response, to support Member States in maintaining health services, while accelerating the research and eventual access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. It advised countries to support these research efforts, including through funding, and to join in efforts to allow equitable allocation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines by engaging in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator among other initiatives.The committee also advised countries to strengthen public health surveillance for case identification and contact tracing, including in low-resource, vulnerable, or high-risk settings and to maintain essential health services with sufficient funding, supplies, and human resources. Countries were advised to implement proportionate measures and advice on travel, based on risk assessments, and to review these measures regularly.The Committee’s statement, with further details of the meeting and their recommendations, is available hereA list of the Committee members is available hereThe Emergency Committee will be reconvened again within three months or earlier, at the discretion of the Director-General.The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”  After a full discussion and review of the evidence, the Committee unanimously agreed that the outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and offered this advice to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.Dr Tedros accepted the advice of the Committee and confirmed that the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to constitute a PHEIC. The Director-General declared a PHEIC—WHO’s highest level of alarm under IHR—on 30 January at a time when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China. He issued the Committee’s advice to States Parties as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR. “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Dr Tedros told the Committee in his opening remarks on Friday. "Many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks. Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths. And some that had large outbreaks have brought them under control." The Committee made a range of recommendations to both WHO and State Parties. It advised WHO to continue to mobilize global and regional multilateral organizations and partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response, to support Member States in maintaining health services, while accelerating the research and eventual access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. It advised countries to support these research efforts, including through funding, and to join in efforts to allow equitable allocation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines by engaging in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator among other initiatives.The committee also advised countries to strengthen public health surveillance for case identification and contact tracing, including in low-resource, vulnerable, or high-risk settings and to maintain essential health services with sufficient funding, supplies, and human resources. Countries were advised to implement proportionate measures and advice on travel, based on risk assessments, and to review these measures regularly.The Committee’s statement, with further details of the meeting and their recommendations, is available hereA list of the Committee members is available hereThe Emergency Committee will be reconvened again within three months or earlier, at the discretion of the Director-General.

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

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GENEVA, Aug 1 ― The WHO said yesterday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million...GENEVA, Aug 1 ― The WHO said yesterday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million...

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Effects of the pandemic will be felt for decades, says WHO

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The coronavirus transmission risk remains high, warned the World Health Organization during a meeting of its emergency committee. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a "once-in-a-century health crisis" with effects that will be felt for "decades to come.The coronavirus transmission risk remains high, warned the World Health Organization during a meeting of its emergency committee. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemi…

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The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.

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The global death tally now stands at 679,600 The global death tally now stands at 679,600 

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The pandemic has so far killed over 680,000 people and infected at least 17.7 million after breaking out for the first time in China last December.The pandemic has so far killed over 680,000 people and infected at least 17.7 million after breaking out for the first time in China last December.

In other developments, some countries experiencing flare-ups reported record daily high case numbers, including Vietnam, the Philippines, and Poland.In other developments, some countries experiencing flare-ups reported record daily high case numbers, including Vietnam, the Philippines, and Poland.

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The WHO sai that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.The WHO sai that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many are becoming frustrated with lockdowns and restrictions. Among those allowing their frustrations to cause them to break rules are young people across the world.As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many are becoming frustrated with lockdowns and restrictions. Among those allowing their frustrations to cause them to break rules are young people across the world.

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Coronavirus spikes in some countries due to carelessness of some youths: WHO

COVID-19 has already killed more than 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million across the world.COVID-19 has already killed more than 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million across the world.

Effects of 'once in a century' coronavirus will be felt for decades, WHO warns | SBS News

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be 'felt for decades to come,' WHO chief says | TheHill

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.

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Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.

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Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.

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The head of the World Health Organization says some European countries have seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases partly because young people are not taking the risk seriously enough.The head of the World Health Organization says some European countries have seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases partly because young people are not taking the risk seriously enough.

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Young people 'letting their guard down' are driving Covid resurgence, WHO warns

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people "letting down their guard".The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people "letting down their guard".

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"Evidence suggests that spikes in cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said."Evidence suggests that spikes in cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (July 30) warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people "letting down their guard".. Read more at straitstimes.com.Europe News -GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (July 30) warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people

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The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million since it emerged in ChinaThe WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million since it emerged in China

Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

"The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency."The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency.

Effects of coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades: World Health Organization - National | Globalnews.ca

"The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency.

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WHO warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after.WHO warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after.

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GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee "highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic", the WHO said in a statement, and warned of the risk of "response fatigue"GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the

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The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain have been particularly hard hit in recent weeks by the disease COVID-19, as their governments have struggled to come up with an effective response. Economies have been hit by lockdown restrictions introduced to restrict its spread, while many regions are fearful of a second wave.The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain have been particularly hard hit in recent weeks by the disease COVID-19, as their governments have struggled to come up with an effective response. Economies have been hit by lockdown restrictions introduced to restrict its spread, while many regions are fearful of a second wave.

Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus - The Economic Times

“The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come,” Tedros told a meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency“The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come,” Tedros told a meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency

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The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

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