• WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus stated deaths had been once more rising as a result of pandemic and the Delta variant was changing into dominant.

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PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 03:50 AM IST

Rich international locations shouldn’t be ordering booster pictures for his or her vaccinated populations whereas different international locations have but to obtain Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Monday.

WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus stated deaths had been once more rising as a result of pandemic and the Delta variant was changing into dominant. “The Delta variant is ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in Covid-19 cases and death,” Tedros stated, noting that the variant has been discovered in additional than 104 international locations.

The WHO’s chief scientist suggested in opposition to folks mixing and matching Covid vaccines from completely different makers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little knowledge accessible in regards to the well being influence. “It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” stated Soumya Swaminathan.

Earlier, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead Maria van Kerkhove stated it was “devastating” to look at unmasked crowds singing and shouting on the Euro 2020 soccer last on the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

Israel launches third jab for weak folks

Israel on Monday started administering a 3rd shot of the Pfizer vaccine to sufferers with compromised immune techniques. Those instantly eligible for a 3rd shot embrace individuals who have had coronary heart, lung and kidney transplants in addition to some most cancers sufferers.

China’s two main Covid-19 vaccine makers have signed agreements to offer as much as 550 million doses to Covax, a UN-backed distribution plan.

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