The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that more than half of the Kovid-19 cases were reported between India and Brazil last week.
More cases of Kovid-19 have been reported globally than in the past six-week epidemic, the WHO said, noting that more than 5.6 million cases of Kovid-19 were reported between Monday 26 April and Sunday 2 May Were. .
“India and Brazil represent more than half of the cases of the previous week”, during a virtual press briefing held from Geneva, the Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adnom Ghebiusus specified.
“But many other countries in the world are facing a very delicate situation,” he said.
In India, WHO is providing essential equipment and supplies, including oxygen concentrations, laboratory supplies and mobile sector hospitals. The UN agency also says that it is advising people on how to provide home care to families who cannot get a hospital bed. For patients with severe or critical illness, WHO recommends treatment with dexamethasone. With its foundation, the United Nations agency is raising funds to meet the needs of oxygen and related supplies globally.
The Director General of WHO once again called on everyone to continue to follow the advice of their organization and countries: maintain a physical distance, avoid crowds, wear a well-fitting mask that keeps the nose and face well Covers from Mouth, open windows, cover. If you cough and sneeze, wash your mouth, and your hands thoroughly.
“What is happening in India and Brazil may happen elsewhere, unless we take all these public health precautions, which is what WHO has been calling from the beginning of the epidemic,” Dr. Tedros asserted, “Vaccines are part of the answer, but they are not the only answer”.
The WHO on Friday included the Modern-produced Kovid-19 vaccine in its emergency use list, making it the fifth to receive approval by the United Nations agency.
The inclusion of a vaccine in this WHO emergency use list is a prerequisite for its purchase and distribution through the COVAX international solidarity mechanism. It allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approvals and to import and administer a vaccine.
The Gavi Vaccine Alliance has signed an agreement with Modern to receive 500 million doses of the vaccine on behalf of COVAX. On Monday morning, Sweden informed WHO that it would donate one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX.