COVID-19 is not going to be eradicated by the end of 2021 but vaccines are the only hope, said WHO.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that eradicating coronavirus in 2021 seems not possible and vaccination against the virus is the only way to eradicate and save human lives. It also said that precautionary measures are the mandatory part to be taken to control the spread of the virus.
Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director said that after the consecutive 6 weeks decline in cases, the virus saw a rise in cases last week. The official further said that the pandemic is now under control, but SOPs cannot be ignored.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and United States, said Tedros Adanom Gabrius, the WHO Director-General. He then warned that completely relying on the corona vaccine would be a mistake. “It would be a mistake to rely solely on vaccines to avoid coronavirus,” he added that the public must take precautionary measures for an effective response.
Moreover, the World Health Organization has donated worth Rs500 million to strengthen the COVID-19 efforts being made in Pakistan. According to the WHO, the organization’s representative in Pakistan, Dr. Palitha Mahipala has handed over the donation to Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) in a ceremony held at the WHO Country Office.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mahipala said, “WHO highly appreciates the strenuous efforts by the government of Pakistan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. World Health Organization is committed to sustaining its support to the government in the future. We are sparing no effort to prevent and stop the transmission of COVID-19 and ensure that Pakistan gets vaccine promptly and equitably.”
This donation can be highly helpful for the government to eradicate the contagious disease out from the country.