WHO Chief Urges Countries to Lift Financial Barriers, Consider Direct Payments to Most Vulnerable

© AFP 2022 / STRINGERPeople queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in the capital Tehran on March 15, 2020. - Iran on March 15 announced that the new coronavirus has killed 113 more people, the highest single-day death toll yet in one of the world's worst-affected countries.
People queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in the capital Tehran on March 15, 2020. - Iran on March 15 announced that the new coronavirus has killed 113 more people, the highest single-day death toll yet in one of the world's worst-affected countries. - Sputnik International
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Mr Tedros also said that the World Health Organisation will support countries to maintain vaccinations against polio and other diseases.

The World Health Organisation's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on all countries to remove financial barriers during the pandemic and also to consider direct payments to the most vulnerable households. 

Mr Tedros also said that the WHO will support countries to continue vaccinations against polio and other diseases.

In a separate development, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, has repeated a joint call with the World Bank for debt relief for the poorest countries.

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