A woman takes food through an opening in a quarantine barrier in Shanghai, China. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman takes food through an opening in a quarantine barrier in Shanghai, China. Photo: EPA-EFE

WHO says Covid-19 still global health emergency as cases up 30 per cent in fortnight

  • A committee, made up of independent experts, said rising cases, ongoing viral evolution and pressure on health services mean situation remains an emergency
  • Cases rose by 30 per cent in the last fortnight, although increased population immunity, largely from vaccines, meant fewer hospitalisations and deaths

A woman takes food through an opening in a quarantine barrier in Shanghai, China. Photo: EPA-EFE
A woman takes food through an opening in a quarantine barrier in Shanghai, China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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