"The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus infection has begun to spread rapidly in Azerbaijan," APA reports citing the Clinical Medical Center.
According to the information, 8,114 people contracted the coronavirus this week, 53 of those infected died.
Addressing the public about the current situation, Farrukh Sadirov, chief infectious disease specialist of the center, said that some people are relaxed, which is very dangerous: "Those who received two doses should not be reassured, since 5 months after vaccination, immunity begins to weaken and forgets the virus. The "third" dose can be called both an enhancer and a reminder dose. Because when the "booster" dose is taken, the body remembers the virus and becomes resistant to it. "