The World Health Organization (WHO) is highly concerned that the Omicron which is more transmissible is circulating at the same time as Delta.
Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed optimism during a press briefing on Wednesday that COVID-19 will end by 2022.
According to official figures, more than 1.8 million deaths were recorded in 2020 and 3.5 million in 2021
According to John Hopkin University data, total coronavirus cases and deaths are 284,421,457 and 5,421,278 as of December 30.
With Delta and Omicron producing an increased number of cases, the WHO called for strict adherence to vaccination and safety protocols.
Last year, the WHO charged leaders to vaccinate 40 percent of citizens by the end of 2021 and 70 percent by the middle of 2022.
“This is the time to rise above short-term nationalism and protect populations and economies against future variants by ending global vaccine inequity.
“We have 185 days to the finish line of achieving 70 percent by the start of July 2022. And the clock starts now”, Ghebreyesus stated.