WHO warns against lifting COVID 19 protective measures

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Because coronavirus numbers are rising again worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns against ending protective measures too soon. These include wearing masks and keeping a distance. If the standards were lifted, the virus would have more opportunities to circulate, Maria von Kerkhove, WHO Covid 19 specialist, said today in Geneva. The problem, she said, is that much less testing is now being done worldwide. That makes it harder to monitor the spread of variants, she said.

WHO never comments on the coronavirus management of individual countries. It only calls on governments to constantly analyze their country’s situation and adapt to the dangerous condition.

Van Kerkhove warned against false assumptions that the pandemic is over or that the omicron variant is harmless. As before, he said, elderly, sick, and unvaccinated people, in particular, were at risk of contracting the severe disease from Covid-19 if infected. The tools to contain the virus are in place. However, he said: These include wearing masks and keeping your distance, as well as vaccinations.

source: ORF.at/agencies/picture: pixabay.com

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