The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday (1st) that the COVID-19 pandemic will be long, and warned of a weakening in the fight against the virus caused by “fatigue”.
The forecast was made after the fourth meeting of the entity’s emergency committee, on Friday (31), to assess the evolution of the disease, six months after the WHO decreed the global health emergency pandemic, its highest alert level.
Through a statement, according to published by the AFP agency, the organization “highlighted the expected long duration of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
In addition, the WHO warned of a “fatigue response” to the coronavirus by countries, due to socioeconomic pressures. The organization also stressed the “importance of sustained community, national, regional and global response efforts”.
‘Very high global risk’
Second a survey by Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed more than 680,000 people worldwide and infected more than 17,500,000.
On Friday, Mexico passed the UK in number of deaths and became the third country with the most deaths caused by COVID-19, behind the United States and Brazil.
“WHO continues to assess the global risk of COVID-19 as very high,” added the organization. The entity also said that the pandemic effects will still “be felt in the coming decades”. The evaluation committee will meet again in three months.