| 14 June 2024, Friday |

WHO tracking new EG.5 coronavirus variant spreading in UK and US — Tedros

On Wednesday, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the World Health Organization is actively monitoring multiple coronavirus variants, among them the EG.5 variant, which is currently spreading in both the US and UK.
“The risk remains of a more dangerous variant emerging that could cause a sudden increase in cases and deaths,” Tedros said, adding that the agency is publishing a risk evaluation report on it today.
WHO on Wednesday also issued a set of standing recommendations for COVID, in which it urged countries to continue reporting COVID data, particularly mortality data, morbidity data, and to continue to offer vaccination.

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