COVID-19 virus variants and transmission

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 virus variants and transmission” – below is their description.

The way in which the new COVID-19 virus variants transmit hasn’t changed. So therefore, all the measures we already have in place like:

-hand hygiene

-physical distance

-ventilation

-masks

are the things that still work.

Dr Mike Ryan, WHO Executive Director of Health Emergencies Programme

Learn more: http://www.who.int/coronavirus

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