The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Monday that despite the vaccination, the number of coronavirus infections and deaths worldwide has generally increased, and Urge governments not to relax and continue to take “effective” measures Contain the infection.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu recalled that despite the cumulative number of weeks of reduction in coronavirus cases in the world during the months of January and February, “Now, our cases have increased for seven consecutive weeks, and the number of deaths has increased by four weeks. Last week was the fourth highest number of cases in a single week so far. ”
As he pointed out, the situation is worrying, despite the fact that more than 780 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 have been administered worldwide. There is no doubt that vaccines are vital tools, but they are not the only tools. Physical alienation project. The mask works. Hand hygiene project. Ventilation works. Surveillance, testing, contact tracing, isolation, supportive isolation and compassionate care-all of these can stop coronavirus infection and save lives,” he recalled.
Therefore, he asked all countries to continue their efforts to curb preventable infections through these measures, rather than relax because of the emergence of new vaccines. “The pandemic is not over yet.”
In addition, Tedros also warned that the disease is caused by the new coronavirus. “This is not the flu” and its long-term effects are still unknown. Therefore, it is necessary to be cautious. Therefore, Tedros asked citizens to exercise caution to avoid contracting the virus and pointed out that the spread of the coronavirus has increased in the past seven weeks after the number of cases has been reduced for two months.
“Different kinds COVID-19 cases in Asian and Middle Eastern countries have increased significantly, Despite the fact that more than 780 million doses of vaccine have been vaccinated around the world, “the Director-General of the United Nations agency has elaborated.
“This Confusion, complacency and inconsistency in measurement The health system and its applications are driving the spread of Covid-19 and taking lives. “He said that a coordinated, coordinated and comprehensive approach is needed to review the combination of “tailored, measured, agile and evidence-based” measures adopted by the countries that have done the best.