January 5th local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19.
WHO Director-General Tedros said that the number of cases in some countries is very high, and hospitals and intensive care units are becoming saturated and at risk.
For some countries, the recent holiday season, the weather is cold, and the crowds are more indoors, which will lead to more risks.
And mutant COVID-19 seems to be more likely to spread and is making the situation worse.
WHO calls on all countries to increase virus testing and gene sequencing to monitor and respond to any changes, and countries should take appropriate measures based on epidemiological conditions.