The World Health Organization’s emergency committee said Monday it was against international travelers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds that such a measure would deepen inequities.
The Emergency committee added that“States Parties are strongly encouraged to acknowledge the potential for requirements of proof of vaccination to deepen inequities and promote differential freedom of movement.
It said such would lead to discrimination between young and old as well as rich and poor. Some have also raised privacy concerns.
Meanwhile, briefing the Media Monday, WHO’s Director General – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the covid19 pandemic since its emergence in China in 2019, has killed more than three million people worldwide.
While calling for continuous adherence to the instituted health protocols, increased vaccination of frontline workers and research into vaccines manufacturing, Ghebreyesus advocated for a more concerted effort in addressing climate change problems.