Use every tool to drive down COVID transmission: WHO chief to world leaders
Geneva (Switzerland), May 11 (ANI): World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a press conference on May 11 urged the world leaders to "use every tool" at its disposal to drive down COVID-19 transmission. WHO chief said, "My message to the leaders is that use every tool to your disposal to drive transmission down right now. Even if your country has a downward trend, now is the time to surge your capacities. Even in countries with highest vaccination rates public health capacity must be strengthening to prepare for the possibility of vaccine evading variants and for future emergencies." Informing individuals the risk possessed in every contact they have outside their household, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "My message to individuals is that every contact you have with someone outside your household is a risk. The level of risk varies according to the type of contact, the duration of contact and the level of transmission where you live."