‘End of Corona epidemic not near’, WHO warns
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Gabrias, has warned that new waves of the corona virus are once again showing that the corona epidemic is not nearing its end. He said he was concerned that the number of corona virus cases was rising, putting more pressure on the health system and health workers, according to AFP. The number of corona cases reported to the WHO has increased by 30% in the last two weeks, due to the subtypes of omecron variants and the removal of corona restrictions.
He told a news conference that with the increase in spread, governments would have to take effective measures, such as wearing masks and improving ventilation. ” Corona cases are causing an increase in the number of patients in the hospital and deaths.
“Surveillance for the spread of the corona virus has also declined significantly, making it difficult to assess the nature of the disease and the impact of measures to prevent it due to various variants,” he said. In addition, testing treatments and vaccines are not being used effectively, ”he said. Are not handling properly.
‘Uncertain and unpredictable’
The World Health Organization’s Corona Emergency Committee said in a video conference meeting that the Corona epidemic was a matter of international concern in the event of a public health emergency, which was clearly endangered by the World Health Organization. The bell is ringing.
Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s director of emergency affairs, told the meeting that recent changes in testing policies are an obstacle to detecting cases and monitoring the evolution of the virus.
The participants in the meeting said that the pace of evolution of the virus and the characteristics of the emerging species are uncertain and unpredictable. The chances increase.
Booster shot suggestion
Meanwhile, the European Office of the World Health Organization has proposed a second booster shot of the corona vaccine for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. The union’s health and pharmaceutical agencies have recommended a second booster shot for people over the age of 60.
The Russian capital’s health department says cases of the corona virus have risen by 57% in Moscow over the past week. Meanwhile, a small Chinese town has been locked down after only one case of corona was reported. Because Beijing’s tough strategy to prevent corona has had no effect on the epidemic.