New Delhi: On Monday, WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is much from being over throughout a media briefing. Though he reassured that it may be introduced underneath management with confirmed measures.
He was quoted by Reuters as saying, “The COVID19 pandemic is a long way from over. But we have many reasons for optimism. The decline in cases and deaths during the first two months of the year shows that this virus and its variants can be stopped”.
He said that transmission was driven by “confusion, complacency and inconsistency in public health measures”.
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Because the second wave hit India, the general depend breached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million circumstances, in response to knowledge compiled by Reuters. The US stays on the primary spot when it comes to infections with 31.2 million circumstances thus far.
Tedros stated “We too want to see societies and economies reopening, and travel and trade resuming. But right now, intensive care units in many countries are overflowing and people are dying – and it’s totally avoidable.”
He identified individuals’s lax behaviour in the direction of the virus and stated, “In some countries, despite continuing transmission, restaurants & nightclubs are full, markets are open & crowded with few people taking precautions. Some people appear to be taking the approach that if they’re relatively young, it doesn’t matter if they get Covid”.
He additional added, “this disease (Covid-19) is not flu. Young, healthy people have died. And we still don’t fully understand the long-term consequences of infection for those who survive”.
“We are at a critical point in the pandemic now, the trajectory of this pandemic is growing for the 7th week in a row,” stated the WHO staff chief on COVID-19, Maria van Kerkhove in response to Reuters. She additional added,“If you look at the epi (epidemic) curve and the trajectory of the pandemic right now, it is growing exponentially” noting that there had been a 9% rise in circumstances final week, the seventh consecutive week of will increase, and a 5% rise in deaths.