Covid-19 is at risk of recurrence if countries that are escaping the first wave of epidemics are not cautious when easing restrictions.
Above is the warning of Hans Kluge, European Director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to RT, the official reiterated the WHO’s main message: even if the Covid-19 pandemic seemed to be under control, its threat still exists.
“We still don’t have a vaccine or medicine for Covid-19,” Hans Kluge emphasized at a press conference. “The second wave is inevitable. But more and more countries are lifting the limits, and there is a clear threat that the spread of Covid-19 will recur. If the outbreaks are not if isolated, the 2nd wave can appear and be extremely destructive. “
The good news, Kluge adds, is that people can now cope with the Covid-19 pandemic better after the first wave of infection. “We have a better understanding of the virus, about the measures and how we should do it. prepare”.
WHO is constantly recommending that countries be cautious when removing blockade measures to prevent the disease from getting out of control again. Italy – the country most heavily swept by Covid-19 in Europe – this week allowed tourists from EU and UK member states to enter without having to separate for two weeks.
The first outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province of China, in late 2019. To date, this new strain of corona virus has been present in 213 countries and territories around the world. , infecting more than 6.5 million people and claiming the lives of nearly 388,000 patients, according to global statistics site Worldometers.