The World Health Organization (WHO) is hopeful that the coronavirus epidemic will be eradicated by 2022.
The disease will be defeated, according to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, if countries reject “narrow nationalism and vaccine stockpiling.
Dr. Tedros ended his discussion on a hopeful note, stating that there are now many more options available to treat Covid-19.
“Narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding by some countries have undermined equity and created the ideal conditions for the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of the virus evolving in ways we can’t prevent or predict,” he said.
“If we end inequity in 2022, we end the pandemic,” he added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) first detected coronavirus in China two years ago. It spread over the world and became a pandemic a few months later. As of press time, there are 287 million Covid cases worldwide, with over 5.5 million deaths.
In other news, Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
He revealed that after doing he could to stay safe from the virus, he finally caught up with it in the last days of 2021. According to him, he has been feeling unwell from 28th December and decided to go for a test.
The test came out as positive and currently taking treatment in isolation.
On Friday, December 31, the minister made the announcement on his official Facebook page. He composed:
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. After a hide and seek period spanning 21 months (1yr 9 months) between COVID-19 and my humble self, the virus finally caught up with me during the dying days of 2021. After feeling unwell from 28th December, I decided to do a COVID-19 test yesterday morning.
The result came out positive this morning. Currently doing fine, with some sore throat, feverish feeling and mild running nose. Undertaking treatment and isolation at home.
“I salute and wish all the medical personnel in the FCT and beyond who have been in the front line fighting this pandemic a happy and prosperous new year 2022. I pray for the quick recovery of all of us currently afflicted with COVID-19.
“I have been informed by the experts that my case is mild because I took two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. I appeal to all those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so.
Thanks and Happy New year to all”.