Due to the increase in morbidity and mortality from the coronavirus, WHO assesses the situation with the pandemic as alarming. This was stated by the representative of the WHO in Russia Melita Vujnovic, reports TASS.
"We are now seeing a rise in the number of cases for seven consecutive weeks and an increase in the number of deaths in four weeks... These are alarming trends as we continue to see the impact of the emergence of variants of the virus, the lifting of restrictive measures and the unfair distribution of vaccine between countries," she said.
Vujnovic noted that last week was the fourth in terms of the number of new cases in one week.
The increase in the number of cases for seven weeks in a row was previously announced by the head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He noted that vaccination is not the only way to fight the coronavirus, and called for maintaining social distance, wearing masks, resorting to self-isolation and other measures.