As many countries are opening up for travelers and social gatherings are returning to normal, The World Health organization Europe director is warning people of the new Delta Variant of Coronavirus which has poised risk to the country of India might take hold of the region.
During a press conference, Dr. Hans Kluge Director of WHO European Region said that the Delta variant is known to evade some of the vaccines that are currently administered and they might pose a risk for vulnerable populations, those who are aged above 60 remain unprotected.
“Over the course of last summer, cases gradually rose in younger age groups and then moved into older age groups, contributing to a devastating resurgence,” said the director where the spike of Covid-19 had introduced lockdowns and deaths towards the fall and winter of 2020. “We have been here before, Let’s not make the same mistake again” he continued.
The director also said that people shouldn’t travel just for namesake travel however if the need arises the traveler should travel wisely. He also called out for vaccination and other public health measures to be upgraded and stepped up in the continent and he also mentioned that the immunization measures “is far from sufficient to protect the region.”