Geneva: Covid rates are still rising in many countries of the world including China and Britain. Now the World Health Organization explains that the Covid emergency period is almost over. But the spread of Omicron is still too fast, says the World Health Organization.
We are getting closer to the point where we can say that the pandemic crisis is over. But still not there. The reason for that is Omicron’s ability to spread – said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization.
Omicron has been shown to be more invasive than delta-like variants that have spread in the past. Because of this, the death rate has also increased. The World Health Organization says that a lack of proper surveillance and fewer tests and vaccinations create conditions for new variants.
Figures from the World Health Organization show that there has been a reduction in the death rate recorded in the last five weeks. But the death toll recorded last week alone is 8,500. Tedros Athano Ghebreyesus said that it is not acceptable that the rate does not decrease for more than three years after the arrival of Covid, death can be prevented through many ways.