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‘Vaccination plus mask’: WHO official calls for urgent measures to fight Delta Plus strain

India has also reported multiple cases of the Delta Plus strain, which was first discovered in March.

Vaccination plus mask: WHO official calls for urgent measures to fight Delta Plus strain-dnm
Moscow, First Published Jun 27, 2021, 1:44 PM IST
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Vaccination and safety measures such as wearing face masks are essential when it comes to fighting the Delta Plus coronavirus variant, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said.

"Vaccination plus masks, because just a vaccine is not enough with 'Delta.' We need to make an effort over a short period of time, otherwise there would be a lockdown," Vujnovic said on the Soloviev Live YouTube show.

She said, "Vaccination is essential because it lowers the probability of spreading the virus and lowers the risks of severe disease. However, additional measures will probably be required as well."

Earlier in this month, the WHO included the Delta variant in its list of coronavirus variants of concern as the strain had become prevalent and has caused a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in some countries.

The Delta Plus is the new mutant version of the Delta strain of Covid-19 first detected in India and its severity is still unknown. Delta Plus coronavirus variant has already been declared as a Variant of Concern in India.

So far, the Delta Plus variant has been detected is several states including Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.

Earlier this week, the first death associated with the Delta Plus variant was reported in Madhya Pradesh. The Covid-19 patient was not vaccinated.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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