Challenge of Coronavirus: The World Health Organization estimates that in the past two years, about 15 million people have lost their lives either to the coronavirus or to its heavy impact on health systems. Most of the deaths occurred in Southeast Asia, Europe and America. In a report released on Thursday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the figure as “thinking”, saying it should prompt countries to invest more in their capabilities to mitigate future health emergencies. Needed. These figures are based on data and statistical modeling reported from different countries. The WHO did not immediately break down the figures to distinguish between direct deaths from COVID-19 and other deaths due to the pandemic.
Omicron threat persists in China
Meanwhile, many restrictions have been implemented in Beijing, the capital of China, to prevent the spread of the Omicron form of the corona virus. The Beijing administration on Wednesday ordered the closure of several metro stations, restaurants and businesses in addition to extending the closure of schools by a week. In this city with a population of about 2.1 crore, orders have been given for daily Covid-19 test of people.
On Wednesday, 40 subway stations (10 per cent of the total subways) and 158 bus routes remained closed in the capital. Most of the suspended services and the stations affected by the ban are in Chaoyang district. Official media reported that all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and secondary vocational schools in Beijing have suspended classes for another week, until May 11.
Shanghai city closed for a month
Significantly, due to the havoc of Omicron, the highly contagious form of Covid-19, China’s commercial capital Shanghai had come to a standstill for more than a month. Shanghai has been closed for over a month. There has been a decline in the number of Covid infected for the 13th consecutive day.
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