The World Health Organization announced, on Tuesday, a decrease in the number of Coronavirus infections around the world.
The organization's Secretary-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said during a press conference held in the Swiss city of Geneva, that the world "is witnessing a decline in the number of new cases of corona for the seventh week."
He explained that this is "the longest period of decline in infections since the start of the pandemic about a year and a half ago," according to what was reported by the "Euronews" website.
Ghebreyesus expressed his satisfaction with the general decrease in the number of new infections with the virus.
On the other hand, he pointed out that deaths in general "did not decline at the same speed, and decreased only slightly last week" compared to the number of infections.
In this context, Ghebreyesus pointed out that "the virus is transmitted faster than the distribution of vaccines globally," calling on political leaders to commit to immunizing at least 70 percent of the world's population before the meeting of the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries, next year.