January 28 Klug, director of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, said on the 28th that the coronavirus vaccine brings hope to people, but variant’s the novel coronavirus has great uncertainty and risks, and the pandemic prevention and control measures cannot be relaxed.
Klug said at an online press conference held in Copenhagen on the same day that the introduction of the coronavirus vaccine and the beginning of vaccination bring hope to people, but new threats such as variant coronavirus have accelerated the infection rate in some countries and regions, and the pandemic prevention restrictions have escalated.
Klug said that the development, production and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines have not been solved as quickly as people hoped. It is still the best choice to implement and gradually eliminate pandemic prevention restrictions based on epidemiological standards.
In the face of the more easily spread variant novel coronavirus, countries must remain vigilant and continue to adhere to pandemic prevention measures. “We should not forget the lessons learned from the past.”
According to the WHO Regional Office for Europe, to date, 33 countries in the European region have reported variant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom and 16 countries have reported variant novel coronavirus found in South Africa.