A World Health Organization spokesperson has announced that a committee will meet on 27 January to discuss whether the Covid-19 pandemic still represents a global emergency.
This comes nearly three years after WHO declared the spread of the virus as a global pandemic.
The Emergency Committee will advise the Director General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who will then make the final call. He will decide whether an outbreak represents a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’, the agency’s highest level of alert.
However, several leading scientists and WHO advisers believe it is too early to declare the end of the pandemic’s emergency phase due to the high levels of infections in China at the current time.