Covid not endemic until WHO says so, says health expert


Raevathi Supramaniam

Former deputy health minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says Malaysia cannot jump the gun and announce that Covid-19 is locally endemic until the WHO declares that the pandemic has come to an end. - The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 22, 2022.

MALAYSIA cannot jump the gun and proclaim that Covid-19 is endemic in the country until the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares that the pandemic has come to an end, former deputy health minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said. 

He said that it made no sense to announce that Covid-19 had become endemic locally when a pandemic was still raging in other parts of the world. 


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