WHO raises the alarm again: Coronavirus victims double in two weeks – Saudi News

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The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, has warned of the rapid increase in cases and deaths of Corona virus. Adhanom said at a press conference held yesterday (Friday) in Geneva that the rates of increase are a cause for great concern, as they have doubled during the past two weeks, the highest rate of increase since the start of the pandemic. And he called for the necessity to adhere to preventive measures, spacing out, putting on masks and avoiding crowded places.

In an effort to encourage more Germans to apply for the vaccine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received, yesterday, the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19. “I am pleased that I had my first inoculation with AstraZeneca,” the 66-year-old leader said in a tweet posted by her spokesperson, Stephen Seibert. I thank all the participants in the vaccination campaign and all those vaccinated. Vaccination is the key to overcoming the epidemic ».

In Saudi Arabia, the number of critical cases infected with the virus crossed the 1000 mark yesterday for the first time in several months. The number of confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 400,000 last week in Saudi Arabia, in an indication of a steady increase in the spread of the virus.

On the other hand, the Israeli authorities announced that wearing protective masks from the Corona virus will not be compulsory in outdoor places in Israel, starting from Sunday, as part of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.







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