15.07.2021 – 20:44
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that “more dangerous” variants of Covid-19 could appear worldwide, noting that one of the indicators is the increase in the number of daily infections in some countries.
Foreign media suggest that WHO officials have recently stated that one of the main manifestations of the rise of new cases with Covid worldwide is the emergence of the Delta variant.
“The pandemic is not over anywhere,” the WHO emergency committee said in a statement. Meanwhile it has raised concerns about the emergence of more new more dangerous variants that will be more challenging and not very manageable.
The virus has re-emerged in countries believed to have avoided the worst of the pandemic, with Australia praised for its successful Covid Zero strategy in the face of a resurgence that has grown to almost 1,000 cases nationwide within a month. .
The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc from Asia to Africa, killing more than four million people since it first appeared in China in December 2019.
In Tokyo now just over a week away from the opening ceremony of the virus-driven Olympics – local authorities registered 1,308 new cases, the highest number since January.
Organizers confirmed that an athlete in Japan and five Olympic workers, mostly contractors, had tested positive for Covid-19.