The Ministry of Health warned today, Monday, of the spread of a new strain of Corona, while calling on all citizens to immediately go to vaccination centers for their safety.
A statement by the Ministry, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "The Ministry of Health, through its committees and experts, has closely monitored the global epidemiological situation, as in recent days, several countries have witnessed an unprecedented surge in the number of infections and deaths, despite the fact that these countries have reached high levels of vaccination rates in their communities, the number of infections and deaths in Britain and Russia has increased dramatically, with signs of new mutations of Covid- 19 virus, threatening to spread these new strains to the rest of the world. "
The statement continued, "Therefore, we do not rule out the occurrence of a fourth wave as a result of these genetic mutations in the virus, in addition to the presence of factors contributing to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Iraq, as a result of citizens' lack of commitment to the preventive measures and the flocking of all kinds, in addition to the failure to achieve high rates of vaccination of citizens, all this predicts a rise in infections, which could be severe and threaten our health system."
He added, "The only way to prevent the threat of expected epidemiological waves is to achieve the high percentage of community vaccination, and unfortunately so far we have not reached the required proportion that would drive the expected risk of the epidemiological deterioration."
The statement also renewed the call of MOH to the citizens to immediately head towards the vaccination centers to take the vaccine, in order to preserve their safety and the safety of their relatives. As the vaccine is adequately available in all the health institutions, urging all media and satellite channels and all social media to make an effort to encourage citizens to receive the vaccine as soon as possible."