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WHO: Covid-19 events are increasing in 110 countries, the epidemic is not over now

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Speaking at the press conference at the organization’s Geneva headquarters, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus evaluated the latest developments regarding Covid-19 events.

Stating that BA.4 and BA.5, one of the sub-variants of Covid-19, triggered the increase in events in 110 countries, Ghebreyesus said, “While there was a 20% increase in global incident increases, death rates increased in 3 regions of WHO.” he said.

Ghebreyesus, “The epidemic is changing. We have made progress in the effort with the virus, but the epidemic is not over now.” made its assessment.

Emphasizing that WHO’s virus tracking ability is limited due to the decrease in testing, event reporting and genome sequencing around the world, Ghebreyesus said, “The tracking of the current Omicron variant and the analysis of the variants that will appear thereafter are becoming increasingly difficult. ” spoke form.

Ghebreyesus drew attention to the value of vaccination so that the current increase in incidents does not make Kovid-19 more dangerous, and shared the information that “more than 12 billion doses of vaccine have been distributed in the world in the last 18 months”.

Noting that the rate of vaccination of healthcare workers and individuals over the age of 60 is 75 percent worldwide, Ghebreyesus invited countries to “vaccinate at least 70 percent of their population”.

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