Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions In A Hurry Can Be Disastrous : WHO

With the decline in the deadly second wave of COVID, many countries around the globe have initiated unlocking processes. The government has permitted various activities including transport via metro. 

Meanwhile, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the spread of Delta as well as other variants in the world is still happening rapidly. SO, lifting the ban in a hurry could prove disastrous for many countries. He said that countries must relax the restrictions only after vaccinating the entire population. Otherwise no one can stop the third wave from coming.

He also said that many countries are still facing a very dangerous situation. The countries with the highest vaccination rates are considering ending restrictions. However they should be taking into account the circulation and response capacity of the virus.

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In the last month the World Health Organization had described the entire strain of Delta variant of Corona as ‘Variant of Concern’. The Government of India had lodged its objection on this. At the same time, the WHO said that only a sub-lineage of it is now a matter of concern.

This means, out of the three strains of the B.1.617 variant, only one strain is a matter of concern. WHO said that B.1.617.2 is now a cause of concern for public health at large, while the rate of spread of infection in the other two forms is very low.