The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Countries should be cautious about the risk of Covid-19 recurrence when removing the blockade.
Countries should be cautious about the risk of Covid-19 recurrence when removing the blockade.

After loosening and lifting the blockade of Covid-19 epidemic prevention, some countries with new cases rebounded, causing fear of the second wave of infection.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) yesterday announced an additional 27 cases of Covid-19 on November 11.5, marking the fifth consecutive day that the number of new cases / day was at 2 digits. The first case in Seoul’s entertainment district Itaewon bar was confirmed on 2.5.

By the afternoon of 12.5, the number of Covid-19 cases associated with Itaewon had increased to 102, making it the largest outbreak in Seoul, according to Yonhap. The second wave of infection came shortly after the Korean government controlled the epidemic and began to relax measures to limit social exposure, gradually opening schools and businesses. According to the new developments, Korea announced the delay of reopening the school for another week.

Similarly, Vu Han City (China) first discovered a new outbreak last weekend. To prevent a recurrence, Wuhan will conduct a Covid-19 test on all 11 million people in 10 days and each county is required to submit a detailed testing plan by December 12.5, according to Reuters.

The National Health Commission of China also yesterday emphasized the presence of Covid-19 infections in recent days, indicating that pandemic prevention measures cannot be relaxed.

Meanwhile, Europe is also said to be concerned about the second wave of infection after the number of new cases in some countries has eased its prevention measures.

In Germany, the Robert Koch Institute yesterday released data showing 933 new infections, up from 357 on 11.5, after the government began to relax the blockade step by step.

Similarly, when the French government has gradually lifted the national blockade order lasted nearly two months, the Ministry of Health of the country said that the number of Covid-19 deaths on 11.5 days increased nearly 4 times and the number of cases New infections more than doubled from the previous day, according to Reuters.

In the US, although the number of cases and deaths from Covid-19 continue to rise, President Donald Trump yesterday accused Democratic governors of “acting slowly” in easing measures to limit contact. and allow businesses to resume operations.

Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that countries should be extremely careful when lifting the blockade. “Now we see a little hope when many countries stop the blockade. But if the epidemic remains low in countries where it is not possible to investigate clusters, there is always a risk of a virus coming back, ”said WHO emergency program executive Mike Ryan. speaking at an online press conference on 11.5, according to Reuters.