WHO warns of two-track pandemic: ‘Haves are opening up, have-nots are locking down’

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says there is a ‘global failure’ to share jabs and tests, Zoe Tidman reports

Thursday 22 July 2021 02:10
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<p>The WHO director-general says the world’s common goal must be to get 70 per cent of every country’s population vaccinated against Covid-19 by middle of next year</p>

The WHO director-general says the world’s common goal must be to get 70 per cent of every country’s population vaccinated against Covid-19 by middle of next year

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned the world is facing a “two-track pandemic” fuelled by countries not sharing vaccines and treatments for Covid.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries are lifting restrictions while others are locking down, which risks prolonging the coronavirus pandemic.

While the UK removed nearly all of is Covid restrictions this week, elsewhere in the world - including Iran’s capital Tehran, Abu Dhabi and several states in Australia - have recently tightened rules.

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