Celebrations can very quickly turn to mourning – WHO

WHO appeals not to let our guard down during festive season

Health workers, community response, Iran, medical supplies, medicines
Health workers, community response, Iran, medical supplies, medicines

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

As Christmas approaches, appeals are being made not to let our guard down and be careless as Covid-19 is still with us. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reminded that celebrations can very quickly turn to mourning if we fail to take the right precautions.

More than 66 million cases of COVID-19 and 1.5 million deaths have now been reported to WHO. In the past six weeks the number of weekly deaths has increased by around 60% said the world organisation.

Similar appeal was made by Prof. Charmaine Gauci, Superintendent for Health, during last Friday’s briefing. She appealed to keep cautious during the festive season and reduce risks of transmission.

Watch: 96 new coronavirus cases; death toll at 166
Watch: 96 new coronavirus cases; death toll at 166

The WHO data shows that most cases and deaths are in Europe and the Americas. “As you prepare to celebrate over the coming weeks, please consider your plans carefully” concluded the statement.

To date 14,959,949 cases of coronavirus have been registered in EU and the European Economic Area (including UK); 372,965 succumbed to the virus.

“That could be the best gift you could give – the gift of health, life love, joy and hope”, WHO concluded.