The World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that nearly 4 million cases of coronavirus were reported worldwide, the first major drop in new cases in more than two months. The WHO said in its weekly data released on Tuesday that compared to the previous week, all regions of the world have seen a decrease in cases. 44 lakh cases of Kovid-19 have been registered in the recent week.
At the same time, the number of deaths worldwide has also decreased and it has been recorded at around 62,000. The biggest decrease has come in South East Asia, while Africa has registered a seven percent increase in deaths. Most new cases came in America, Britain, India, Iran and Turkey and the highly contagious form of the virus 'Delta' has now reached 180 countries. The WHO also said that children and adolescents are less affected by Kovid-19 than adults. He said that the percentage of deaths due to the virus in people under the age of 24 is around 0.5 percent.
Vaccination of health workers mandatory in France
France has made vaccination of health workers mandatory. If they do not get vaccinated, they will not be able to go to work from Wednesday. About three lakh health workers in the country have not been vaccinated, due to which hospitals fear that there may be a shortage of personnel.
Children will be vaccinated in Cambodia from tomorrow
Cambodia will begin anti-Covid vaccination of children between the ages of 6 and 11 from Friday. Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that the move is being taken so that children can safely start going to schools that have been closed for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister said that he is also contemplating early vaccination of children in the age group of three to five years.