Minister of Health Updates on World Health Assembly Discussions
As we noted in the top of the news, Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard is in Geneva, Switzerland attending the 76th World Health Assembly. Among the many areas of health that is the topic of Covid-19. It was just a few weeks ago we told you of the ironic case where several health agents had tested positive at a CDC health conference in the United States. On the backdrop of that and reports of cases around the world, we asked Minister Bernard to enlighten us on what the world health leaders are saying about the virus.
Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness: “Even the director general brought it up in his opening remarks on Sunday that while COVID has been declared not being a matter of worldwide concern we must not take our guards down and think that it is just gone. Covid still exists and we are we still have people having catching covid every day some have major symptoms, some might have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms but what it’s not doing is it’s not taking you to the hospital, it’s not causing you death and that’s one of the reasons why they have declared it not a matter of major concern but there are still people dying around the world with COVID not to the levels that it was before but it is something that we have to constantly monitor and to ensure that we are doing our part as individuals, as a country we continue to advise people if you have symptoms stay away, wear a mask, wash your hands regularly and continue to protect yourselves and your family and your loved ones.”
The theme of this year’s Health Assembly is: WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all.