FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (REUTERS)

Even if you’re totally vaccinated, proceed carrying masks, says WHO amid new covid pressure scare

Amid the surge in Covid-19 circumstances throughout Europe, the World Well being Group (WHO) has urged the general public to put on masks and preserve social distancing no matter vaccination standing. 

WHO Director-Normal Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that there’s a false sense of safety that the pandemic’s over and the vaccinated are totally protected in opposition to the novel coronavirus.

The WHO chief famous that Covid vaccines save lives and decrease the chance of extreme illness and demise. 

“Even when you’re vaccinated, proceed to take precautions to forestall changing into contaminated your self, and to contaminate another person who may die. Which means carrying a masks, sustaining distance, avoiding crowds and assembly others outdoors when you can, or in a well-ventilated house inside,” Tedros stated.

“We’re involved a couple of false sense of safety that vaccines have ended the #COVID19 pandemic. Vaccines save lives, however they don’t totally forestall transmission. So please watch out and:

Put on a masks.

Hold distance.

Keep away from crowds.

Open home windows.

Clear palms,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted.


WHO is convening an emergency assembly at this time to debate the possibly quickly spreading Covid-19 pressure present in South Africa and Botswana, the Monetary Occasions reported, citing sources.

Earlier, UK media studies stated that scientists from the UK had warned of the looks of a coronavirus pressure, which incorporates 32 mutations, in Botswana.

Lots of the mutations point out its excessive transmissibility and resistance to vaccines, the pressure has extra adjustments within the spike protein than all different COVID-19 variants, the Russian information company reported. The South African Nationwide Institute of Infectious Illnesses later additionally confirmed that the brand new pressure had been present in South Africa.

In the meantime, India has referred to as for rigorous screening and testing of fliers coming from these nations. In a letter to states and union territories, Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan requested them to make sure that samples of travellers turning constructive are despatched to designated genome sequencing laboratories promptly. The contacts of those worldwide travellers should even be intently tracked and examined as per Well being Ministry pointers, he stated.

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