Cluster infections have occurred among young people who gathered at beaches or night clubs in the summer break in Spain, France, and other parts of Europe.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 680,000 people and infected at least 17.6 million since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.
The committee urged the World Health Organization to provide nuanced, pragmatic guidance on COVID-19 management "to reduce the risk of response fatigue in the context of socio-economic pressures".
In reality, May through now has only seen a surplus in the amount of positive COVID-19 cases across the southern region, while cases also continue to rise internationally.More news: Iran claims arrest of monarchist group leader blamed for 2008 attack
The WHO this month urged travellers to wear masks on planes and keep themselves informed as COVID-19 cases surge again in some countries.
A doctor takes blood samples for use in a coronavirus vaccine trial in Oxford, England, on June 25, 2020.
Michael Ryan, WHO's emergencies director, stressed that it is important to understand that the long term effects of COVID-19, even for mild cases, are not yet known.
And the committee wanted more light shed on the dynamics of the virus, such as "modes of transmission, shedding, potential mutations; immunity and correlates of protection".
The committee will reconvene within the next three months.More news: What C.J. Mosley's decision to opt out means for the Jets
The WHO Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under the International Health Regulations (IHR), held its fourth meeting on Friday (July 31), WHO said in an online statement released on Saturday.
Tedros had declared a PHEIC, WHO's highest level of alarm under IHR, on January 30 at a time when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China.
The WHO has been sharply criticised for the length of time it took to declare an global emergency.
Although knowledge about the new virus has advanced, many questions remained unanswered and populations remain vulnerable, Tedros said on Friday.More news: Teenager arrested for masterminding Twitter hack