WHO emergency committee to determine whether Covid pandemic remains global emergency

Geneva, Jan 27 (FN Agency) The Emergency Committee for COVID-19 of the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a global emergency. The meeting will be convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under the International Health Regulations.

Based on the results of the meeting, the committee will advise Ghebreyesus as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic should be still considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It will also issue temporary recommendations to WHO and its member states.