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More new cases were recorded in the last 15 days than during the first six months of the pandemic

The World Health Organization said on Monday that more new cases of Covid-19 had been recorded in the past two weeks compared to the first six months of the pandemic.

The director of the World Health Organization said on Monday during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland that more people worldwide have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past two weeks than it has been during the first six months of the pandemic.

“More cases of Covid-19 have been reported globally in the past two weeks compared to the first six months of the epidemic,” WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. CNN America.

The dangers of the Indian alternative

The head of the World Health Organization added that “India and Brazil accounted for more than half of the cases last week,” although he also specified that “many other countries in the world are facing a very fragile situation.”

The epidemic has killed more than 3.19 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, among more than 152 million confirmed infections, according to a report released by AFP on Sunday. Johns Hopkins University of AmericaOn Monday, 153,081,313 cases of Covid-19 were identified.

Last Thursday, the World Health Organization warned Europe to ease restrictions, saying that “the situation in India (could) happen anywhere.” The root of the major health crisis that India is currently going through may be the so-called Indian variant of Coronavirus, but also in some behaviors, such as non-compliance with health restrictions, the World Health Organization has stepped up.

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The Indian variant, B 1.617, has been discovered in 17 countries including several in Europe. It was classified as a “variable of interest” rather than a “variable of concern” – the name indicating that the mutation is more dangerous.

Jane Pollant BFMTV Reporter

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