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WHO warns about new difficulties tied with Covid-19 pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

The WHO Head believes that the world has overcome not all problems
15:40, 29 December 2020

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The world has overcome not all problems tied with the coronavirus pandemic. The future challenges are new strains of coronavirus as Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported.

“This week marks one-year anniversary since WHO learned of cases pneumonia with an unknown cause. It was reported in the bulletin of health authorities in Wuhan. The world has overcome not all problems. Next year, new difficulties and new challengers will occur, for example, the new strains of coronavirus,” Ghebreyesus said.

Related: Europe rushes to boost vaccine output to speed pandemic exit

The World Health Organization urged Europeans to strengthen approaches to control and prevent the spread of the virus due to the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in some European countries.

Besides, the new variant of coronavirus is observed in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Australia.

Related: CovidUkraine: 6,988 new cases, 232 deaths observed per day

Over 40 countries in the world banned travelers from the UK from entry to their territories due to concerns about the spread of a new coronavirus strain. Spain, India, Hong Kong, and Pakistan are some of the last countries that banned the admission of flights from the UK. The list of countries that banned the entrance from the UK includes Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and others. Some of the bans already act; others will start to act today.

Meanwhile, the WHO stated that the vaccine against Covid-19 should be effective against the new coronavirus strain.

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