Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a warning on Monday (July 12) about the “destructive outbreak” caused by the Delta variant of COVID19, stating that the new virus is contaminating humans “at an alarming rate.
“Last week marked the fourth consecutive week of escalation in global COVID19 cases,” Tedros said at a virtual news interview in Geneva, adding that “after ten consecutive weeks of decline, the death toll has swelled again.”
According to Xinhua News Agency, a variant of the virus was first found in India in October 2020, prsue to spread worldwide, and has now been discovered in 104 countries/regions.
“Delta variants are sweeping the world at an alarming rate, creating new cases and death heights.”
Leaders around the world have reciprocated to the surge of new viruses in very different ways, countries such as France have adopted new restrictions, and others The state has relaxed restrictions. For example, the United Kingdom (UK) still intends to decline all restrictions on July 19.
At a press conference on Monday, the head of the WHO warned of the danger of relaxing measures when many countries in the world still lack antibodies for their populations.
“The current collective strategy reminds me of a fire department fighting a forest fire,” he said. “Flushing a part with a hose can reduce the flame in one area, but when it smolders anywhere, the spark will eventually spread and become a rolling stove again.”
Tan Desai reiterated its vaccine exchange with governments. And he added that “the world should work together to eliminate the hell of this pandemic everywhere.”