WHO announces world ‘starting to heal’

WHO announces world ‘starting to heal’

The coronavirus pandemic, which has been going on for more than 2 years, has been fluctuating since the first days of 2022. The World Health Organization, which gathered frequently on the subject, finally gave the news that millions of people were waiting for. According to the latest report of WHO, the number of cases and deaths decreased by 16 percent globally. In the report containing this week’s data, it was stated that the total loss of life is still over 26 thousand. WHO, which carries out activities within the UN, announced that there is a decrease in the number of cases in all countries of the world.

Most countries have stopped testing for coronavirus

According to the statement in that report, many countries stopped the purchase of coronavirus tests. This is a kind of indication that cases continue to be transmitted undetected. Announcing that there is uncertainty in the numbers given by the countries, the organization warned the countries about this issue. It was stated that BA.1 and BA.2 sub-variants of the Omicron variant were followed closely. BA.2 was first detected in the UK in January. Making statements at that time, WHO stated that Omicron, which is in the stage of recombination, can be transmitted 10 times faster than previous mutations, but data is still needed to say this for sure. However, the fact that countries stop testing does not provide up-to-date data flow to WHO.

“Measures should not be lifted quickly”

Sharing that many countries have lifted the coronavirus measures very quickly, and that patient follow-up is no longer carried out by the health ministries, WHO said that the shelving of tests and follow-ups paved the way for the emergence of new cases much faster and easier; He stated that the measures should never be lifted quickly. The data that one out of every 13 people contracted the disease in the UK last week was reported by the National Statistical Institute. It was reported that coronavirus cases reached record levels in the country. At the same time, on the day of this statement in England, the rapid test application in the country was also removed.

Quarantine practices continue in China

While these are happening in Europe and the USA, cases continue to increase in the Asian Continent. While a new epidemic wave was effective in China, mass tests began to be applied. Shanghai authorities have identified a new sub-variant of Omicron. Due to the high increase in the city, which had more than 90 thousand cases but did not lose any life, two-stage quarantine began to be implemented. While the “zero coronavirus” policy continues in the country, suspected cases and contacts are forcibly quarantined. Children with a positive test, in particular, are quarantined separately from their families, regardless of their age. This situation has caused a great reaction in the past few days.

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