The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed it is concerned the war in Ukraine could make the Covid-19 pandemic worse.
The UN health body said it is making more effort to “limit the spread of infectious diseases as there’s significant risk there will be more severe disease and death due to low vaccination rates in Ukraine, as well as among the more than 2 million who’ve fled the country to surrounding areas — regions also with low vaccination rates.
“According to Our World in Data, Ukraine’s Covid-19 vaccination rate is around 34%, while neighboring Moldova’s is around 29%.”
A recently published WHO situation report said there has been a total of 791,021 new cases of Covid-19 and 8,012 new deaths in Ukraine and in surrounding countries between March 3 and 9.
The WHO has earlier called for the war to stop and slammed Russia for making the Ukranian people and the world suffer more.