115,000 health workers have died from Covid: WHO

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At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO chief said on Tuesday, calling for a dramatic scale-up of vaccination in all countries.

At the opening of the World Health Organisation’s main annual assembly, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the sacrifices made by health workers around the world to battle the pandemic.

“For almost 18 months, health and care workers all over the world have stood in the breach between life and death,” he said.—AFP