Pandemic in Indonesia inches toward end

With the World Health Organization calling on countries to seize the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic now that global figures have fallen to their lowest point since 2020, health experts are urging the government not to get complacent and enact consistent strategies to ensure the road to endemicity remains smooth and trouble-free. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday that the number of newly reported COVID-19 cases had dropped dramatically, saying that the world had “never been in a better position to end the pandemic”. Newly reported cases of the disease, which has killed millions since being identified in late 2019, last week fell to the lowest level since March 2020.