The World Health Organization is urging even fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks
Geneva, June 28 (RHC)-- The World Health Organization is urging even fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks, maintain social distancing and take other precautions as more outbreaks linked to the Delta variant spread around the world.
The WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom said: “Delta is the most transmissible of the variants identified so far, has been identified in at least 85 countries and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations.”
Israel has reimposed an indoor mask mandate and other measures amid a new rise in cases. About half of those infected in a recent outbreak linked to the Delta variant were fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, India is reporting mounting cases of a related variant which has been dubbed “Delta Plus.”
In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of migrant workers left the capital Dhaka Sunday ahead of strict stay-at-home orders going into effect this week.
In Australia, over 5 million people in and around Sydney have been ordered to stay home for the next two weeks after an outbreak of the Delta COVID-19 variant.
Indonesia set a new daily record of over 21,000 cases Sunday. Authorities say the current surge has brought the health system “close to collapse.”
In Russia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg both set new records for daily death tolls this weekend.