WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declares the COVID-19 global health emergency is over, but warns the virus is still causing deaths.
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The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 over as a global health emergency Friday, marking a historic end to a devastating chapter of the pandemic that claimed more than 7 million lives worldwide.
WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern on Jan. 30, 2020, when only 100 cases were reported and the virus had no official name, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a news conference Friday.
More than three years later, the pandemic is on a downward trend.
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