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Covid: Pandemic ‘is not slowing down’, says WHO chief scientist, raises concern about Delta variant

Scroll | 10/07/2021 05:17 PM | Click to read full article

World Health Organization's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Friday said that the Covid-19 pandemic has not been "slowing down", citing data on new infections and fatalities in a span of 24 hours, reported Bloomberg TV."

In the last 24 hours, close to 5,00,000 new [Covid-19] cases have been reported and about 9,300 deaths - now that is not a pandemic that is slowing down.