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'We are definitely in the middle of Covid pandemic': WHO spokesperson

Asked by a journalist at a Geneva media briefing about the timing of the pandemic's end, Margaret Harris said it was 'far from over'

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A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic was a long way off, citing a rise in cases in its latest weekly data.

The U.N. health agency has previously said that the acute phase of the pandemic could end this year but it would depend on how quickly we meet its target to vaccinate 70% of the population in each country, among other factors.

Asked by a journalist at a Geneva media briefing about the timing of the pandemic's end, Margaret Harris said it was "far from over". "We are definitely in the middle of

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First Published: Mar 18 2022 | 6:00 PM IST

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