The World Health Organization said on Monday that COVID-19 continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern, its highest form of alert.

Iran PressEurope: The World Health Organization(WHO) said on Monday that COVID-19 remains a global health emergency, but is now at a "transition point". WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the WHO’s international health regulations emergency committee discussed the pandemic on Friday, and advised him to keep the virus' status as a public health emergency of international concern(PHEIC), the UN agency's highest alert level. 

The WHO has estimated that at least 90% of the world’s population has some level of immunity to Covid due to vaccination or infection.

The WHO chief has previously said the end of the pandemic is in sight.

This decision means COVID-19's status as a global health emergency will surpass three years, after the WHO first declared an emergency in January 2020. 219