Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The infectious diseases consultant at Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry Dr. Abdullah Bin Mufreh Asiri has stated that dealing with COVID-19 has now become like other respiratory viruses.
It has become similar to the coronavirus in terms of monitoring and continuing to provide treatment and vaccines, Dr. Asiri indicated, stressing that it is important to focus on the groups most vulnerable to complications.
Dr. Al-Asiri’s statements came on his personal account on Twitter, where he commented, that the Health Emergency Committee recommends ending the declaration of a state of health emergency and thus the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization (WHO) has made a statement that the COVID-19 global health emergency is over.
“Yesterday, the Emergency Committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice,” WHO said.
The organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern in January 2020, about six weeks before characterizing it as a pandemic.