The WHO Director-General said that the number of deaths caused by complications of diseases associated with coronavirus infection in 2021 exceeded 3.3 million people. Gebreisus drew attention to the fact that in 2020 fewer people died from tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in total.
He notes that the omicron strain of COVID-19 is transmitted significantly faster than the delta strain of the virus. Gebreisus also confirmed that the virus is dangerous, regardless of whether a person has had a coronavirus or has received a vaccine against it.
PreviouslyThe London government has declared a state of emergency amid the spread of the omicron strain of COVID-19. This was stated by the British Minister of Health Sajid Javid.
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