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Urgent action needed to control Delta variant of Corona – WHO warns


Delta variants in 132 countries
Fast spreading Delta variants have knocked in 132 countries so far. WHO emergency director Michael Ryan said, “Delta is a warning to us. This is a warning that we should be alert. We need immediate action to suppress this before more dangerous variants emerge. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, so far there is concern about four variants and as long as the corona virus continues to spread, more variants will emerge. Tedros said that in the last four weeks, infections have been increasing at an average rate of 80 percent in five of the WHO’s 6 regions. 

Protective measures still needed
Expressing concern over the delta variant, Tedros said, protective measures are still needed to control the infection. Under this, measures like following physical distance, face mask, hygiene, avoiding unnecessary going out are effective. He said that this will also stop the delta strain. Especially if the vaccine is taken, then this variant can be brought under control. According to WHO, the virus is still spreading rapidly. So we have to work fast on our game plan. Vaccination is the most important thing for this. 

At the end of the year 40 percent of the population must be vaccinated 
WHO wants that at least 10 percent of the population should be vaccinated by September in all countries. Apart from this, 40 percent of the population will have to be brought under vaccination by the end of this year. WHO wants 70 percent of the world’s population to be fully vaccinated by the middle of 2022. On the uneven distribution of vaccination, the WHO said that so far four billion doses of the vaccine have been given to the people. Of these, 98 people per hundred people have been vaccinated in the very rich countries, while in the 29 poorest countries only 1.6 percent of the people have received the vaccine.  

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