WHO urges vaccinated people to continue wearing masks

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has urged fully vaccinated people to continue practising WHO guidelines which is to wear masks, practice social distance and sanitize as the highly contagious delta variant is spreading across the world.

By Staff Reporter

Dr Mariangela Simao, WHO Assistant Director- General said people cannot continue to feel safe just because they have two doses. They still need to protect themselves.

Vaccines alone wont stop community transmission. People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, hand hygiene, physical distance. This continues to be extremely important, even if you are vaccinated when you have a community transmission going on,” Dr Smao said.

WHO added that they were urging fully vaccinated people to play it safe because a larger population of the world remain unvaccinated and highly contagious variants will keep on spreading in the world.

Meanwhile, Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO’s senior advisor to Director general said there was need to reduce some of the measures as the population is getting vaccinated.

“Yes you can reduce the measures and different countries have different recommendations in that regard. But there’s still need for vaccination. As we are seeing, there are new variants emerging,” Dr Aylward.

Other government were urging their people that fully vaccinated people should not wear masks as they were now fully protected from the pandemic.

The vaccinated population in the country stands at 793 077 for the first dose and the second dose stands at 568 133 as at 04 July 2021.


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