The epidemic of the coronavirus last week began to slow down in the most affected countries of Europe – Spain, Italy, Germany and France. About this said at a briefing on 10 April, the Director of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“Last week we saw the slowdown [of the epidemic of the coronavirus] in some of the most affected countries of Europe, such as Spain, Italy, Germany and France. At the same time we are seeing an alarming acceleration in other countries. I want to highlight Africa, where there is the spread of the virus in rural areas,” he said.
According to Gebreyesus, who expects that the “already overburdened national health system will face serious difficulties” due to lack of resources. In this regard, he called on the countries “the Big twenty” to accelerate disbursement of pledged assistance to African countries.
The Director who has also noticed that some countries have started to plan the weakening of quarantine restrictions in connection with the quarantine.
“Who, like everyone else, wants the restrictions were lifted. At the same time, too rapid a removal of restrictions can lead to new disastrous disease outbreak”, he warned.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In European countries in recent days there is a trend to reduce new infections and number of deaths, whereas in the US the epidemic is approaching the peak.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the world’s 1.67 million confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, more than 371 thousand patients recovered to 101.5 thousand died.
In the continental part of Africa at least one case of coronavirus reported in all countries except Lesotho. The maximum number of cases – in the Republic of South Africa (2003), Algeria (1761), Egypt (1699) and Morocco (1431). In other States confirmed from one to 800 cases of infection.