“The epidemiological situation varies from country to country, and in preparation for winter and autumn, WHO is calling on countries to resume efforts to mitigate the effects of the spread of infection and be ready to respond to the increased burden on their health systems,” RIA Novosti quotes the European bureau of the organization.

According to experts, an increase in the number of vaccinated people will be crucial.

Wearing a mask is also required in public places.

Earlier, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Onishchenko recalled in a conversation with the FAN about the importance of revaccination against COVID-19.

He noted that there is an increase in the number of cases due to new variations of "omicron" BA.5 and BA.2, which are more contagious.