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Coronavirus pandemic at ‘critical phase’ in Asia-Pacific as Delta cases rise, WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the Covid-19 pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region was at a “critical phase” and everything must be done to limit transmission now to avoid more dangerous variants from emerging.Takeshi Kasai, regional director for WHO’s Western Pacific region, noted that the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Asia-Pacific countries “are rising sharply”, mainly due to the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.In the first three weeks of…

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