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Corona will increase once again in winter, Elderly need to be more careful : WHO

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People’s life is slowly returning to track. Corona cases. Now a WHO statement has once again raised fear in the minds of the people.

The WHO says that once again the corona speed will increase in the winter and deaths will be even higher. Especially the elderly need to be careful in these climates.

The World Health Organization has warned that corona will wreak havoc in many parts of the world, including Europe, in the coming winter.

The organization said that during this period the number of people admitted to hospitals will increase and the death rate will also increase.

WHO’s regional director Henry Klug in Europe said, “In winter, young people will be much closer to the elderly population. We don’t want to make unnecessary predictions, but it is certainly feared.” During this time more people will be admitted to hospitals and the death rate will increase.

Henry Klug is said to focus on three main reasons in the coming months. These include the reopening of schools, the winter-cold season and more deaths of the elderly during the winter.

Due to these reasons there is a risk of infection becoming fatal. He said that the countries of the world should make preparations right now according to his warning.

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From today India to export COVID-19 vaccines to these countries.

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The Ministry of External Affairs said India will supply COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries over the coming weeks and months in a phased manner keeping in view the domestic requirements.

India, one of the world’s leading drug makers, will start exporting vaccines for the novel coronavirus from today. The country will provide supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles under grant assistance. Shipments will be sent to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius as well on receipt of necessary regulatory clearances.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is deeply honored to be a “long-trusted” partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community and that supplies of the vaccines to several countries will commence on Wednesday, and more will follow in the days ahead.

“In response to these requests, and in keeping with India’s stated commitment to using India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity to help all of the humanity fight the COVID pandemic, supplies under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles will begin from January 20,” it said.

The Bangladesh foreign ministry said it expected to receive a gift of two million doses on Thursday. The country of 160 million, which has yet to start its vaccination programme, has ordered a further 30 million doses, officials said.

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is widely viewed as their best option because the other two, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech and by Moderna, need to be stored at very low temperatures. WHO emergency authorization for the Astra-Oxford vaccine would additionally allow SII to begin supplying it to the WHO-backed COVAX initiative aimed at fairly distributing COVID-19 shots across the world.

India has already rolled out a massive coronavirus vaccination drive under which two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, are being administered to frontline health workers across the country. While Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield is being manufactured by the Serum Institute, Covaxin is being produced by Bharat Biotech.

“In an ongoing effort, India will continue to supply countries all over the world with vaccines. This will be calibrated against domestic requirements and international demand and obligations, including under GAVI’s Covax facility to developing countries,” the MEA added. GAVI is a global vaccine alliance.

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