On Tuesday, 1st January 2022, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, mentioned that COVID-19 is in control, but people could be careless as the pandemic has not ended yet.
The director-general mentioned, “Neither to surrender nor to claim victory” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, the World Health Organization is worried about the current rise in casualties from the people affected by the COVID-19 infection in four major parts of the globe.
During a press conference in Geneva, Tedros had a conversation with the newsman in which he stated, “This is for all the nations to be protected and make it sure that all the residents are safe by using the tools,” against the variant of COVID-19. All the types of equipment are necessary to defeat the COVID-19 variant, not just the vaccine.
However, since the previous ten weeks, there have been around 90 million new cases of the COVID-19 variant Omicron that have been recorded worldwide. It is more than as compared to the beginning year of the pandemic. Meanwhile, in the previous week, over 20 million cases were noticed.
The director-general of the WHO further added that he is concerned regarding the assertions made in some nations that the ability of the infection to pass and the low-risk nature of the Omicron variant has made the fight against the disease is unattainable and no longer critical a mistake.
The epidemiologist of the WHO, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, mentioned in most nations that the infection cases have not reached the top of the most infected patients of Omicron as well as do not have adequate vaccination rates. As it is still dangerous to remove the restrictions, some nations have started to ease the people from the limits, such as Denmark.