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UN alerts on increased new Covid-19 variants

UN alerts on increased new Covid-19 variants

United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres drew attention to the increased new Covid-19 variants, just when the world has reported over 200 million cases.
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On Twitter, Guterres posted ¨we cannot let our guard down, especially amid the rise of new variants and unacceptable inequality in vaccine distribution. Let´s keep up efforts to protect ourselves, our loved ones and those around us.

Since mid-2020, the UN Secretary-General has stressed that first of all, to face the pandemic it is critical to guarantee an equitable vaccine distribution.

Recently, a joint report by the UN Development Program, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Oxford noted that inequality Covid-19 vaccine access will also have a lasting and profound effect on socioeconomic recovery.

According to WHO, the world has already exceeded 200 million infections, while death toll amounted to 4.2 million.

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