The omicron-the new variant of the COVID-19 is heading towards the eastern region of Europe as it is highly transmissible compared to previous coronavirus variants.
On Monday, the World Health Organization has released a statement to the authorities while asking them to speed up the vaccination process to provide shields to the individual that are at risk to catch the infection all around the region. They also alarmed people about the upcoming wave that is about to hit the region very soon.
Moreover, the European director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Hans Kluge, said the maximum number of the latest cases of COVID-19 infected people had increased twice more than before in six nations in the region in the previous two weeks.
Director Kluge further added that the 52-country region had added over 165 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 as well as the 1.8 million casualties that have been directly linked to the new variant of COVID-19. During the last few weeks, around 25,000 deaths have been reported.
Kluge further added that, “The cases of the Omicron-new variant of the COVID-19 have bounced up in the areas of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine.”
He further noted that the wave has recently taken a turn around the eastern region of the Europe. Moreover, some of the leftover places around Europe have yet to receive vaccines’ availability.
“I call on management, health authorities and relevant partners to closely examine the local reasons affecting lower vaccine demand and approval, and develop customised interventions to boost vaccination rates urgently, based on the context-specific evidence.”