COVID-19 pandemic may not be the last – WHO

WHO DG, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus providing coronavirus update
WHO DG, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned that COVID-19 may not be the last pandemic that will plague the world.

The WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, said this at the ninth General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria held in Port Harcourt.

Mulombo noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has granted Nigeria and the global community an opportunity to improve immunisation, bolster the health sector especially diease surveillance.

“COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a great lesson on preparedness.

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“It is not yet over. It may not likely be the last pandemic. Therefore, we must sustain the tempo,” Mulombo said.

According to the NCDC, as at Monday morning, Nigeria has 174,315 confirmed cases and had recorded 2,149 deaths, amid fear of the COVID-19 delta strain.