President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over in the US, even as the number of Americans who have died from Covid continues to rise.
Mr. Biden said that while “we still have a problem”, the situation is rapidly improving.
Statistics show that over 400 Americans on average are dying from the virus each day.
The head of the World Health Organization said last week that the end of the pandemic is “in sight”.
In an interview with CBS programme 60 Minutes aired on Sunday, Mr Biden said that the US is still doing “a lot of work” to control the virus.
But administration officials told US media yesterday that the comments did not signal a change in policy and there were no plans to lift the ongoing Covid-19 public health emergency. END