The task set by the World Health Organization to cover at least 10 percent of the world population by mid-September is quite achievable, and the progress was marked in this direction, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing for WHO member-states in Geneva.
Report informs that he said this 10 percent goal is still achievable, provided that all member states work together, showing solidarity. The general director stressed the positive results in this direction. According to Ghebreyesus, 140 countries have already vaccinated at least ten percent of their population.
The WHO chief noted that the global goal is to assist each country in vaccinating at least ten percent of their population by mid-September, at least 40 percent by the end of the year, and 70 percent of the world population by mid next year.
He said in most parts of the world, the vaccination level against coronavirus is below two percent.
"This is why we urged to set a global moratorium on booster doses at least by the end of September," Ghebreyesus said.