The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on 11 may, in some countries, where was commuted quarantine, there is a jump in the number of cases of infection by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, reported the website who.
“Over the weekend we saw signs of problems that may arise in the future. In the Republic of Korea bars and clubs were closed because of confirmed case led to the identification of many contacts. In Wuhan, China, was identified as the first group of cases from the moment of unlocking. Germany also reported an increase in the number of cases [of infection] after the easing of restrictions,” Ghebreyesus said.
He added that in these countries health care system be able to identify new infections and to respond to them.
“Early serological studies indicate that a relatively low percentage of the population has antibodies to coronavirus. This means that a large part of the population still susceptible to it”, – said the head of the who.
He believes that there is no vaccine against the coronavirus, “a comprehensive package of measures”, which are the government, is the most effective to combat the virus.
Of ghebreyesus said the quarantine, which was imposed by many countries helped to slow the spread of the virus and ultimately saved a lot of lives, but “such drastic measures were expensive”.
“We recognize the serious socio-economic consequences of the lock, which had a detrimental effect on the lives of many people”, – said the head of the organization.
In his opinion, the gradual lifting of restrictions is the key to stimulating the economy, but each country must take into account several important factors:
- is the epidemic under control;
- will the healthcare system cope with the re-growth of cases of coronavirus infection that may occur after the easing of the quarantine;
- whether the surveillance system in public health to identify new infections and to control them.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded of 4.19 million people, including more than 286, 5 thousand died of 1.46 million recovered. The highest number of infections recorded in the United States, Russia, Spain, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Brazil, Turkey and Iran. A number of countries, including Ukraine, in connection with the improvement of the epidemiological situation started easing introduced restrictive measures.
Of ghebreyesus said in early maythat, in his opinion, severe restrictions in connection with coronavirus infection may be needed, “if countries fail to manage the transition very carefully and with a phased approach.”