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Global incidence level of Covid-19 and mortality have flattened the curve, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incidence level declines in the Americas and Europe; however, the epidemiologic situation remains dangerous in South East Asia
11:16, 11 May 2021

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the global level of incidence and mortality from coronavirus have flattened the curve as it was discussed during the WHO briefing.

“We’ve seeing declines in most regions, including the Americas and Europe. But it is an unacceptably high plateau with more than 5.4 million cases and almost 90,000 deaths,” Ghebreyesus noted.

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He drew attention to the keeping of danger of epidemiologic situations all over the world, considering the growth of incidence and mortality from coronavirus in South East Asia.

According to Ghebreyesus, the WHO follows closely the situation in India, where B.1.617 strain is spreading which raises concern at the world level.

WHO expert Maria Van Kerkhove stated that this mutation of the virus is more contagious; however, its study should be continued.

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Earlier, the World Health Organization warned European governments that relaxing Covid restrictions too soon could cause cases to spiral again.

As it was reported earlier, the authorities of France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands decided to ease the quarantine against the background of a campaign for mass vaccination against coronavirus. Starting from May 3, the primary schools in France and certain regions of Italy will be reopened again; the Netherlands will abolish the night curfew from April 28. 

 

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