Posted 16 декабря 2021,, 06:53

Published 16 декабря 2021,, 06:53

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

WHO: every 2-3 days the number of people infected with "Omicron" doubles

WHO: every 2-3 days the number of people infected with "Omicron" doubles

16 декабря 2021, 06:53
David Nabarro, Special Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the fight against coronavirus, told Sky News that due to the rapid spread of the new strain, the number of registered cases of Omicron infection doubles every 2-3 days.

“We at WHO have enough information to show very clearly that this [strain of coronavirus] is spreading extremely fast, doubling the number of cases every two to three days”, - Nabarro said.

He claims that Omicron will become "eight times more serious in a week and 40 times more serious in two weeks".

As reported by the TV channel "Dozhd"*, the specialist noted that even if the reduced lethality of the new strain is confirmed, "Omicron" will strongly "shake" the healthcare system due to its rapid spread. He called for getting vaccinated, using boosters and following social distancing rules.

Earlier, Director General (WHO) Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus announced the high rate of spread of the Omicron strain.

* - entered by the Ministry of Justice into the register of foreign media agents.