The World Health Organization has urged fully vaccinated people to continue to wear masks, social distance and practice other Covid-19 pandemic safety measures as the highly contagious delta variant spreads rapidly across the globe. It was reported by CNBC.
As WHO assistant director-general Mariangela Simao explained, people do not feel safe just because they received two doses.
“Vaccine alone won’t stop community transmission. People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, hand hygiene ... the physical distance, avoid crowding. This still continues to be extremely important, even if you’re vaccinated when you have a community transmission ongoing,” she said.
WHO officials are asking fully vaccinated people to continue to "play it safe" - most of the world remains unvaccinated, and the strains continue to spread in many countries, causing outbreaks.
As we reported earlier, on June 25, Israel resumed mandatory wearing masks due to an increase in the number of cases of Delta coronavirus strain.
The restriction applies to all indoor spaces except own accommodation.