Covid still an int’l crisis

We must not let our guard down

Published : 03 Feb 2023 09:14 PM

Over 1301 people have died in different countries in the globe from Covid-19 on Thursday, says the Worldometer that provides regular updated information about the worldwide cases and deaths caused by Coronavirus. The Worldometer also says 6,767,601 people have died so far from the coronavirus outbreak on Friday.  

At least 1301 people have died due to Covid in the world in the last 24 hours, says world metre update on Covid. 

Besides, more than 55537 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Japan while 31265 tested positive in Germany during the period.

Three years to the day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) again sounded the highest level of global alert over Covid-19, saying the pandemic remains an international crisis

The WHO director-general concurs with the advice offered by the committee regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and determines that the event continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the UN health agency said in a statement recently. 

Bangladesh has become 

a role 

model for 

controlling coronavirus

The union health agency also agreed that COVID still remains a dangerous infectious disease with the capacity to cause substantial damage to health and health system. This comes only 2 days after the WHO notified that over 40,000 people died of Covid in just a week’s time. 

In Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued an alert at airports, land ports and seaports against new Omicron variant BF.7. The new sub variant of Omicron is four times higher transmissible and the incubation period is shorter enabling it to infect many people at a time.

People must wear masks in crowded places, wash hands frequently and take booster jabs as the national advisory committee alerted for a new Covid-19 variant. So, taking a booster -- especially for those with vulnerability, and wearing masks is a must.

All will have to be careful to stop possible spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.

The ministry concerned should launch publicity campaign to create awareness on Covid-19 among people. The government will also have to increase surveillance and perform genome sequencing of any new Covid-19 variant. 

However, Bangladesh has become a role model for controlling coronavirus as the country successfully handled four waves of the deadly virus. All must avoid crowd, use masks whenever they go outdoors and get cleaned on their return home.