Epidemic slowing: WHO says not to disappoint our guard

Despite the slowdown seen in the coronovirus epidemic for the third consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned against any temptation to lower our guard in the face of the epidemic, which is optimistic provided by vaccination campaigns In full swing, should not be forgotten.

To WHO Director General, Tedros Adnom Ghebius, who spoke at a videoconferencing meeting with member states, “it is more important than ever that we not make mistakes like we did last year”.

“Many countries have responded to a decline in the number of cases by relaxing health and social measures, and individuals have let their guard down,” he warned, adding that “the backdrop of some encouraging news (…) Against, we know that the number of cases is still increasing in some of your countries, but globally this trend is positive.

And Dr. Tedros says, “Even with new variants in vogue, we can bring this epidemic under control, but positive trends can be easily reversed, and the gains gained from hard work can be lost”.

“Vaccines alone will not control this epidemic, so it is essential that” governments do not rush to reopen or hurry punches, “he pleaded.

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