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    WHO warns against COVID-19 complacency, urges for life-saving action

    GENEVA (Bernama) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned again against complacency in fighting COVID-19, urging for coordinated action and political commitments to save lives and prevent economic and health damage from the ongoing pandemic.

    “The (COVID-19) pandemic is not over, but the end is in sight. Being able to see the end does not mean we are at the end,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated at a press briefing on Thursday, said Xinhua. He cited that the pandemic is still inflicting a death toll of 10,000 per week, most of which could be prevented, while large vaccination gaps exist especially in low- and middle-income countries.

    “That means everyone needs to use, when needed, the simple tools that are available to stay safe: distancing, masks and ventilation.

    More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin

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