World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Melita Vujnovic called the coronavirus situation in the world alarming, pointing to an increase in the number of cases for seven weeks in a row.
In a conversation with TASS on April 18, Vujnovich noted that according to the healthcare organization as of April 12, 135,646,617 cases of coronavirus and 2,930,732 deaths from it were registered in the world.
“We are now seeing a rise in the number of cases for seven consecutive weeks and an increase in the number of deaths in four weeks. Last week was the fourth in terms of the number of new cases in one week. These are alarming trends as we continue to see the impact of the emergence of variants of the virus, the lifting of restrictive measures and the unfair introduction of vaccines between countries, ”said a WHO spokesperson.
She also recalled the need to comply with anti-coronavirus measures to reduce morbidity.
“WHO has developed detailed recommendations based on an assessment of the risks associated with international travel in the context of COVID-19, which were provided to all countries in December 2020 and have been periodically updated since then,” Vujnovich added, referring to the situation with the closure of Russian flights. with Turkey.
The WHO representative clarified that the situation with the identification of new varieties of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, which raises concerns.
As of April 18, 8,632 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia in 85 regions per day. 389 deaths were recorded. In a day, 7391 people have fully recovered in Russia.
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