And it goes on and on. The world is not at the end of its troubles in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is ‘far from finished’The Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned Tuesday, July 12, during a press conference in Geneva. “The virus is making a breakthrough, we must push it back”The doctor said.
“With the increase in hospital admissions and the transmission of the Covid-19 virus, governments must deploy tried and tested measures such as wearing masks, improving ventilation, and screening and treatment protocols.”he added.
The number of Covid cases worldwide has jumped 30% in the past two weeks – a rise primarily driven by the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, said Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO’s chief emergencies officer.
As of July 11, the World Health Organization has identified more than 552.5 million confirmed cases since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, including 232.3 million in Europe, for more than 6.3 million deaths. According to Our World in Data, as of the same date, 61.3% of the world’s population had a full vaccination schedule, while 66.8% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Thus, the United Nations agency announced that the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in rank “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”the highest level of alert to the organization, following the unanimous decision of the committee Covid-19 emergency. The latter indicates the decrease in genetic screening and sequencing, making “Harder and harder” Evaluation of the effect of Sars-CoV-2 variants, and highlights ‘Insufficient current monitoring’ epidemic.