The World Health Organization has issued a warning that criminal groups may exploit the need for Corona vaccines and make suspicious offers to provide enterprises with them.
According to the United Nations website, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, warned in a press conference yesterday, Friday, that criminal gangs may exploit the huge global demand for vaccines against the emerging corona virus to make suspicious offers for their supply.
This came after a number of health ministries, national regulatory authorities and public procurement organizations reported receiving suspicious offers to provide them with anti-coronavirus vaccines.
Therefore, the director of the international organization called for what he called “the safe disposal of used and empty vaccine vials”, explaining his request, saying: “To prevent criminal groups from reusing them.”
Ghebreyesus warned of the emergence of counterfeit products such as anti-coronavirus vaccines on the Internet, stressing that the organization is aware of other reports of “corruption in this field and the reuse of empty vaccine vials.”
It is noteworthy that the International Interpol had monitored, last August, what it said was an escalation in cyber attacks that exploit the Corona pandemic, warning of the existence of gangs offering forged or stolen “vaccines” against the Corona virus for sale on the Internet. The organization said that it had detected many of the aforementioned cases.
He also warned of the possibility of displaying forged tests after the resumption of international air traffic, and added that organized crime gangs target ordinary people by exploiting their fear for their health.
The organization, which includes 194 countries, published its message in the form of an “orange” note, which means that criminal behavior constitutes an “imminent and serious threat” to public security.
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