Monday, May 17, 2021
covid vaccination

Ashirwad 51000

Kisani Karza 4624 Cr

Shaheed 50 lakh

Mahila Sarpanch

Vidhwa Pension 1500

NNP Soorbir

Markfed 3 3

Verka Ice Cream

Innocent Hunar Se Rozgar 25 4 21

Global Covid infection rate approaching highest: WHO

- Advertisement -

Geneva, April 17, 2021-
The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates, and some countries that had previously avoided widespread transmission are now seeing steep increases in infections, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a special ministerial meeting, Xinhua news agency reported.

He attributed the alarming increase to rapidly spreading variants, inconsistent use and premature easing of public health measures, fatigue of populations with social restrictions, and dramatic inequity in vaccine coverage.

“Vaccine equity is the challenge of our time. And we are failing,” he said, as WHO statistics have shown that of more than 832 million vaccine doses that have been administered globally, over 82 per cent have gone to high- or upper middle-income countries, while low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent.

“The inequitable distribution of vaccines is not just a moral outrage, it is also economically and epidemiologically self-defeating. The more transmission, the more variants. And the more variants that emerge, the more likely it is that they could evade vaccines,” the WHO chief warned.

As for solutions, Tedros urged countries to immediately donate vaccine doses that are over their needs to COVAX, increase vaccine production by, for example giving voluntary license and waivering certain intellectual property provisions, and invest in local vaccine manufacturing.

He also urged all countries to implement an evidence-based combination of measures, including surveillance, testing, contact tracing, supportive quarantine, and compassionate care to stop the virus.

Meanwhile, the authorities still need to encourage people to take personal precautions, such as physical distancing, masks, hand hygiene, and ventilation, to keep themselves and others safe, he said. (Agency)

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6mn, deaths surged to more than 2.99mn

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,383FansLike
113,048FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Major General SB Asthana

India’s Covid-19 Challenge: A Crisis Management Perspective – by Major General S.B. Asthana

India is in a state of biological war against an invisible enemy (coronavirus), which has imposed unprecedented health emergency of this century. While the...
COVID 19 Virus

Covid Emergency: We should go back to the districts – by DC Pathak

India is in great distress because of the 'killer' second wave of Covid and people are shaken up with the fear of the unknown...
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar ji

Ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur led a dharmic path – by Dattatreya Hosabale

In Indian history, Guru Shri Tegh Bahadurs personality shines resplendent like a bright constellation. He was born in Amritsar to Guru Hargobindji and Nankiji...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Diabetes Check

Uncontrolled diabetes major cause of Black Fungus: Experts

Lucknow, May 16, 2021- Uncontrolled diabetes is emerging as a major factor in acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which is surfacing in Covid-19 patients after recovery and is leading to further complications An online event, hosted by Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday with 52 experts discussing the issue, aimed to prepare the work force to...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!