For the first time in seven weeks, the global cases of Covid-19 rose again last week, the World Health Organization said during a briefing on Monday.
“If countries rely solely on vaccines, they are making a mistake. Basic public health measures remain the foundation of the response,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
According to WHO, Ghana and Ivory Coast were the first countries to start vaccinating people with doses provided by COVAX, the platform supplying poor and middle-income countries with vaccines.
Tedros criticized the rich countries for hoarding the vaccine doses, as it puts the poor in an unequal position in a common global fight against the Covid-19.
Georgia expects the vaccination process to begin in March.
By Ana Giorgadze