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A meeting of global health experts has been called to decide whether COVID-19 is still an emergency under the rules defined by the World Health Organization.

COVID was first declared an international emergency on Jan. 30, 2020, and since then, in every meeting held after three months the same label was attached to it.

Recently, it was seen that countries like the United States are easing the COVID restrictions in different states.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General hopes that this state of Covid emergency is likely to end this year. The team of global health experts is meeting on Thursday for the very same reason

A Dutch virologist, Marion Koopmans, on the WHO panel said, “It is possible that the emergency may end, but it is critical to communicate that COVID remains a complex public health challenge.”

A law professor, Lawrence Hosting, at Georgetown University, USA “All emergencies must come to an end.”

He further said, “I expect WHO to end the public health emergency of international concern. If WHO does not end it… [this time], then certainly the next time the emergency committee meets.”

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