The World Health Organization today warned Europe against easing restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, saying that “a situation similar to that in India could arise anywhere.”
The WHO estimates that India’s strongest health crisis may be related to a new, highly congenital strain of coronavirus that was first detected in the country, as well as other factors such as non-compliance with health regulations.
“This is always a huge problem for countries where personal protective measures have been loosened, where mass gatherings are taking place, where there are more infectious strains and where vaccination coverage is low, all of which could create the perfect storm,” said WHO Director Hans Klugge warned for Europe online press conference time.
Kluge recalled that out of about 50 countries surveyed by WHO in Europe, “individual and collective public health and social distancing measures remain critical” in stopping the pandemic, as the number of new infections in the region is changing for the first time in two. months “.
The Indian variant coronavirus strain B.1.617 has been found in 17 countries, many of which are in Europe. It is considered an “interesting strain” and not a “strain of concern” as the most dangerous mutated strains are called.
According to the WHO definition, in Europe, which includes many countries of Central Asia, 7% of the population is fully vaccinated. According to the international organization, the percentage is higher than that of people infected with covid-19 in the same area – 5.5%.
According to the WHO, as of April 30, there are 151 242 498 infected in the world, the daily increase is +898 636 people, 3 182 098 people died of them in the last day +15 288, 18 867 478 recovered, of them +780 491 in the last day.
The record holder for the number of infected and victims in recent days is India, where the number of infected (according to official data, which, according to experts, do not reflect the fullness of the tragedy) is 18 762 976, and the daily increase is +386 888. The number of deaths in this country is 208 330 s daily growth +3 501.
Brazil does not lag behind the leader, where the number of infected is 14 592 886, with a relatively low daily increase of +69 079. At the same time, the number of deaths in this country is 401 417 people, with a daily increase of +3 074.
In Greece, the situation is gradually improving: the number of infected is 342 908, with a daily increase of +2 415. At the same time, the number of deaths is 10 315 people, with a daily increase of +73 people.