Coronavirus is another bad news amid the crisis. World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adanom Gebrecius has said that even though more than 78 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been given worldwide so far, the end of the epidemic is still far away. However, it can be controlled in a few months by taking strict steps in relation to public health. Meanwhile, the WHO has called on countries around the world to ban the sale of live animals in the food market.
The first case of coronavirus infection was reported in December 2019 in China’s Wuhan city. So far, 13,65,00,400 people worldwide have fallen prey to it. Of these, 29,44,500 have died. The WHO chief said, “In January and February, the world saw a decrease in infection cases for six consecutive weeks. Now we are seeing an increase in cases for seven consecutive weeks and cases of death are increasing since four weeks.
‘Tika is a powerful weapon but not the only weapon’
The WHO chief said that last week, the highest number of cases occurred in a week. He has had more than three cases before that. There has been a huge increase in cases in many countries of Asia and West Asia. Gebrecius told reporters in Geneva that more than 78 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been given worldwide. The vaccine is a powerful weapon but it is not the only weapon.
He said, ‘Social distance is effective. Masking is effective.
Ventilation is effective. Surveillance, investigation, detection of people exposed to infected, segregation etc. are measures to deal with infection and save lives of people. The WHO chief warns that the end of the epidemic is far away, but the world has many reasons to be optimistic.