The WHO has said that the delta variant which has reached 104 countries and people who have not been vaccinated are most at risk of getting infected with this variant.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the new variant ‘Delta’ of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around the world. He cautioned that the delta variant, which has reached 104 countries, is expected to soon become the most dominant variant of coronavirus in the world. Tedros said in a press conference on Monday that last week was the fourth week when the number of cases of COVID-19 continued to increase worldwide.
The WHO chief said, except one of the six WHO areas, cases have increased in all others. He said that after the decrease in cases for 10 weeks, the concern has increased due to such increase in cases. Tredros said, COVID-19 is constantly changing and becoming more contagious. My message today is that we are facing a worsening public health emergency that could threaten lives, livelihoods and global economic recovery in the long run. He said, it is even worse for places where vaccines are less and the havoc of infection still continues. He emphasized that the world has to come together to deal with the global pandemic.
Delta variant is more dangerous for people without vaccination
Considering that the delta variant is spreading rapidly, but the situation is not the same everywhere. The WHO chief said, we are in the midst of an ongoing epidemic on a two-track. The delta variant is spreading even in places where there has been more vaccination. He said that especially this variant is infecting people who are not vaccinated. Because of this, the pressure on the health system is increasing. At the same time, in countries where the rate of vaccination is very low, the situation is even worse. He also warned that the delta variant is more contagious, so it is very important to avoid it.
Due to the delta variant, lockdown had to be implemented in many countries
It is worth noting that the Delta variant has made its knock in many countries around the world. Due to this variant, restrictions have to be implemented again in many countries. The latest case is from Australia, where a two-week lockdown had to be implemented due to the Delta variant in Sydney. Apart from this, lockdown has to be implemented in the neighboring country of Bangladesh as well. Till now, vaccination is being seen as a weapon to avoid the virus. This is the reason why countries around the world are emphasizing on vaccination.
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