According to the news of Euronews; According to WHO’s latest report on the pandemic, more than 26,000 deaths were recorded this week, down 16 percent. The organization, which works under the United Nations, reported that the number of cases decreased in all regions of the world.
However, noting that many countries have stopped widespread coronavirus testing and this will mean that many cases will continue to be transmitted undetected, WHO warned that the numbers are uncertain.
WHO also underlined that they are closely following BA.1, which are sub-variants of omicron, and BA.2, which was first detected in England in January. WHO stated that recombinant omicron may be 10 percent more contagious than previous mutations, but more data is needed for this.
WHO warns that measures should not be lifted quickly
Reiterating the warning to countries not to release Covid-19 measures too quickly, WHO predicts that shelving the monitoring and testing system may pave the way for the easier spread of new variants.
Announcing that one out of every 13 people in England has the disease last week, the National Statistical Institute announced that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country had reached a record level. On April 1, when these figures were announced, the free rapid test application in the country had ended, except for some exceptional groups.
On the other hand, authorities in Shanghai, China, which accelerated the implementation of mass testing with the new epidemic, detected a new sub-variant of omicron. Due to the high increase in the number of cases in the city, which has more than 90 thousand cases but no loss of life due to the disease, the two-stage quarantine application continues.
Despite the public intimidation, in China, which continues its “Zero Covid” policy, all suspected cases and their contacts are placed in mandatory quarantine. In Shanghai, the quarantine of children who have recently tested positive for Covid-19 separately from their parents has caused reactions.