'Dangerous Period of Covid': WHO Chief warns the world as Delta variant continues to mutate

Government of every country has been strictly advised to keep constant evaluation and careful adjustments of the public health response

Director-General of World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned everyone stating that the world is witnessing a "dangerous period" compounded by the rapid transmission of the Delta variant of Corona virus.
He said that this variant was first spotted in India and has now spread to nearly 100 countries in the world and is becoming a dominant strain in many of them. Ghebreyesus said that hospitals are overflowing as it happened earlier and low vaccination coverage remains a serious concern.
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Terming the Delta variant "dangerous", the head of the UN Health Agency warned that the Delta variant is continuing to evolve and mutate. The Government of every country has been strictly advised to keep constant evaluation and careful adjustments of the public health response. 
strong surveillance, strategic testing, and early diagnosis of cases, isolation and clinical care should be given special care but at the same time, people must continue wearing their masks, avoiding crowds and maintain the other Covid-19 protocols
The WHO chief underlined that there are essentially two ways for countries to push back against new surges in Covid-19 cases. He stressed that public health and social measures like strong surveillance, strategic testing, and early diagnosis of cases, isolation and clinical care should be given special care but at the same time, people must continue wearing their masks, avoiding crowds and maintain the other Covid-19 protocols.
In its COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update WHO stated, "Although the increased transmissibility of VOCs (Variants of Concern) means that measures may need to be maintained for longer periods of time, particularly in a context of low vaccination coverage, these measures must be targeted, time-bound, reinforced and supported by member states." 



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