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The EU advises not to be subjective in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

On May 4, the European Union (EU) High Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has just entered a new phase, but it is not over.

On May 4, the European Union (EU) High Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has just entered a new phase, but it is not over.

In an interview with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Stella Kyriakides stated that the European Commission (EC) has declared a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is not the end. .

Commenting on the fact that most EU countries have lifted or relaxed most restrictive measures to prevent the epidemic, Stella Kyriakides warned that member countries should not rush to deal with the epidemic. she warns that there is always the possibility of new diseases emerging.

The above comment was made against the background that several EU countries have entered the fifth wave of the epidemic, while scientists warn that a new outbreak may occur worldwide.

Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) is paying attention to the Omicron variant sublines and is concerned about the possibility of a new global outbreak.

Kyriakides said the EC is concerned that 90 million people in EU countries are still unvaccinated and many are still hesitant to get booster shots after countries relax restrictions.

She believes these people are at risk of contracting COVID-19 and contributing to a new wave of illness.

[The world has recorded more than 6.2 million deaths from COVID-19]

Also on May 4, the government of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region urged older people to continue regular COVID-19 testing as the area gradually relaxes isolation measures and recovers. Health. Health Care System. social activities.

The Hong Kong government has been distributing rapid test kits (RATs) to people aged 60 and over since April 19 to encourage self-examination. By May 2, about 2 million rapid test kits had been distributed in Hong Kong.

City health officials have assessed that older people are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and regular testing with the rapid test kit will help early detection and timely treatment, preventing the disease from progressing. heavy development. or die a death.

Hong Kong health officials recommend that older people who have received a basic dose of the vaccine get a rapid test at least once a week, while those who have not been vaccinated should get tested. At least once a week. at least three times a week. The SEZ administration will continue to distribute rapid test kits through senior service facilities through the end of May.

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