WHO Officially Revokes COVID-19 Pandemic Status? These are the Facts
“The COVID-19 special committee together with the world health organization (WHO) discussed the fate of COVID-19, which is entering its fourth year. Is it true that the worldwide pandemic status has been officially revoked?”
Halodoc, Jakarta – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic and spread of COVID-19 as Global Pandemic since March 11, 2020. Her case has also been declared a public health emergency.
The emergency situation at that time gradually improved until the end of 2022. In China, for example, the global death rate has fallen to below 10,000 in October last year.
However, due to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, China has seen a spike in deaths. Last week, the number of deaths was around 40,000. The exact data has not been released, but it is believed the number is much higher than that.
Will Pandemic Status Be Revoked?
Recently, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, together with the special committee for COVID-19 discussed the fate of the pandemic, which is entering its third year. They discussed the rising number of deaths in some areas.
So far, there has been no more complete explanation regarding the process of revoking the pandemic status from WHO. His top official, namely the WHO director general, only recommended vaccines, tests and important treatments to save lives.
Such measures also serve to prevent disease from getting worse and reduce pressure on the health system. Because, it turns out, there are still many countries with inadequate health facilities.
“The global response remains teetering because in too many countries these powerful, life-saving tools are still not reaching the populations that need them most, especially the elderly and healthcare workers.” clearly Regarding Tedros.
Simply put, until now, WHO has not officially revoked the status of a pandemic. That way, people still have to implement the health protocols set by their respective countries.
What about the Pandemic Status in Indonesia?
Similar to the provisions of WHO, the pandemic status in Indonesia is still ongoing today. However, President Joko Widodo officially revoked the Implementation of Restricting Community Activities (PPKM).
The revocation took effect from Friday (30/12). The procedure is also contained in the Instructions of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) Numbers 50 and 51 of 2022. This decision has been reviewed for more than 10 months.
Even so, he suggested that people should continue to wear masks when carrying out activities in closed or open spaces. This was also conveyed by the Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
The Minister of Health recommends wearing a mask when in a closed room. However, this is returned to the awareness of the people. This regulation is written in the Minister of Home Affairs Number 53 of 2022.
The procedure reads:
- The public is advised to continue to use masks in crowds and crowded community activities.
- The public is advised to continue to use masks in closed and narrow buildings or rooms
- People are advised to keep wearing masks if they have symptoms of respiratory diseases, such as coughing, runny nose and sneezing.
- The public is advised to continue to use a mask if they have close contact with a person with confirmed Covid-19.
If you have symptoms of respiratory disease, such as coughing, runny nose and sneezing, please ask your doctor to get the right solution and treatment steps. Also discuss other health problems that have an impact on the disruption of daily activities carried out.
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