The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that after the spread of the “Omicron” strain of the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19), new forms of COVID-19 may appear.
In a news statement, the Director-General noted, “This epidemic is far from ended, and with the remarkable spread of the Omicron mutant over the world, other types are likely to arise.”
The head of the World Health Organization noted the exceptional importance of monitoring and evaluating the situation with new strains of the Coronavirus.
Ghebreyesus stressed that although “Omicron” may not be as heavy in its course as the strains that preceded it, the idea that it is a mild disease is a misconception.
He pointed out that “Omicron” also leads to hospitalizations and deaths.
Earlier, the Russian doctor and media person, Alexander Myasnikov, said that the “Omicron” mutant does not pose a danger to those whose immunity protects them from acute respiratory diseases.
Yesterday, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the COVID-19 pandemic “is not over yet,” warning against considering that the “Omicron” mutant is harmless.
The Director of the United Nations (UN) organization said in a press conference: “Omicron continues to sweep the world and we should make no mistake.
He added that Omicron causes hospitalizations and deaths, and even less serious cases burden the health sector.”