The World Health Organization announces a US$100 million emergency response plan to combat the outbreak, which has killed at least 729 people.
Israel reopens its borders to vaccinated international travellers for the first time since March 2020, where they must have received two doses of any WHO-approved vaccine, a booster dose within the past six months, or only one dose if they have recovered from COVID-19.
Germany nominates current World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom for a second five-year term as the head of the United Nations body. He appears to be the sole candidate, but at a news conference he declines to state whether or not he will accept the nomination. Ethiopia has withdrawn its support for his candidacy, accusing him of openly supporting the Tigray People's Liberation Front in the ongoing Tigray War.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he is terminating the country's relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming the WHO has become a "puppet of China" and that American funding will be redirected to "other global public health needs".
According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is on the rise in strains of gonorrhoea. It says that there is a need to prevent the spread of these bacteria, recommending usage of condoms and an increase in research and development funding.