WHO: More dangerous coronavirus variants could appear

Michael RyanPhoto: Salvatore Di NolfiKeystone via AP, File

The delta variant of COVID-19 is a warning to the world to fight the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.

According to the WHO, the highly contagious virus variant was first discovered in India and has now spread to 132 countries and territories. 

The variant is to blame for the fact that the number of corona deaths in Africa has increased by 80% in the last four weeks.

“Delta is a warning. It is a warning that the virus is developing, but also a call to action now before more dangerous variants arise,” WHO’s crisis management chief Michael Ryan stated.

Ryan says that proven measures are needed to control the spread of infection.

“The same measures that we have used before will stop that virus, especially physical distance, use of face masks, washing hands, and avoiding being indoors in poorly ventilated and crowded rooms.”

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