WHO Reveals ‘The Reason for Skyrocketing Covodi-19 Cases in the World

Suara.com – When the Covid-19 case in Indonesia is slowly decreasing, the opposite is happening in many countries around the world. The sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in many parts of the world including China, South Korea, Hong Kong and certain European countries has alarmed experts around the world.

Recently, China reported its first coronavirus-related death in a year, even as the country is under a strict lockdown.

“This increase comes despite a reduction in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg,” World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press interaction. In addition, WHO also noted several factors that could encourage an increase in Covid-19 cases worldwide.

Corona Virus Illustration.  (Pixabay)
Corona Virus Illustration. (Pixabay)

Omicron Stealth or BA.2 is a subvariance of the highly contagious variant of Omicron. It is currently a ‘variant under investigation’ in the UK, but is said to be a strong driver of the current spike in Covid-19 cases worldwide, according to WHO.

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Experts believe that the BA.2 subvariance lacks a key mutation in the spike protein, which is an integral part of the detection process, making it difficult for healthcare providers to track it.

While WHO has yet to announce a verdict, it is believed that BA.2 is currently the most infectious variant.

Quoted from the Times of India, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s Covid-19 technical head, previously said, “Omicron transmits at a very intense rate… We have BA.1 and BA.2 sub-lineages. BA.2 more It’s highly contagious and it’s the most infectious variant we’ve seen of the SARS-CoV2 virus to date.”

According to the global health agency, another reason for the sudden increase in Covid-19 cases is the lifting of restrictions and easing of lockdowns.

With the advent of the Omicron variant, countries around the world have imposed strict COVID measures. However, as cases began to decline, to get the economy back on track, officials lifted all restrictions. This has led to an increase in coronavirus cases, the WHO said.

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According to the organization, one should continue to take all necessary measures, vaccinate themselves and not let their guard down.