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COVID-19 WON’T BE THE LAST PANDEMIC, WHO WARNS

Covid 19 Wont Be The Last Pandemic Who Warns
Covid 19 Wont Be The Last Pandemic Who Warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Sunday warned that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) would not be the last such crisis.

WHO chief gave the warning in a video released to mark the first-ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday.

“History tells us that this won’t be the last pandemic and epidemics are a fact of life,” he said.

The WHO head said that better investment in public health supported by governments and society could “ensure that our children and their children inherit a safer, more resilient and more sustainable world.”

He added that the new coronavirus turned the world “upside-down” over the past twelve months with far-reaching consequences for societies and economies.

He, however, said the pandemic itself was not a surprise, especially since warnings of such a possibility, and of the world’s unpreparedness, had been issued many times over the years.

“We must all learn the lessons the pandemic is teaching us,” he said.

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This includes investment in preparedness capacities not just in the health sector but rather an “all-of-government and all of the social approach.”

“The pandemic has highlighted the intimate links between the health of humans, animals and planet,” which required a common approach, the WHO chief said. (dpa/NAN)

Urhobo Daily

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