World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, July 30, that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is not specifically targeting children. In a press conference, the US expert said, “Let me be very clear: we are not seeing the Delta variant specifically target children”. WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said that the Delta variant first emerged in India and was being transmitted who were mixing socially.
As compared to the earlier variant of COVID-19, the Delta variant is more transmissible and has now been detected in a total of 132 countries. According to the UN health agency, research was underway to have the better understanding of the dynamics of Delta variant and its transmissibility. Further, she said that the variants are circulating and will infect people if they do not follow COVID appropriate behaviour. Basically, she referred to the measures like physical distancing, and avoiding gathering in poor-ventilated areas, crowded-indoor spaces. WHO has also published a plan to reopen the schools with complete safety.
WHO suggested plan for reopening of schools
WHO has prepared a multi-level coordination plan to reopen the schools due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, published on its official website. At first, National measures would be taken issued by MoH and MoE to guide school level interventions. Secondly, Subnational measures would be implemented by municipalities, local level education directorates to support school level interventions. Third, measures would be implemented by school administrations. Republic World