Wednesday 26 August 2020
I wrote – Nour Ibrahim:
Although more than 8 months have passed since the outbreak of the Corona virus that emerged from Wuhan, China, to all parts of the world, it is still a threat, even if its global spread has decreased.
The most famous that the world lived in a state of fear and anxiety, amid the governments of countries taking measures to prevent the virus from closing decisions and imposing a ban on the movement of citizens and others, and a few weeks ago, various countries began to gradually open and return to life again with the need to coexist with the virus by following the precautionary measures recommended by it. World Health Organization.
Corona is declining globally
The World Health Organization said in a new statement, that the Corona virus has slowed down globally despite its continuing spread, as it was evident from last week’s infection rates that decreased by 5% compared to the one that preceded it.
All regions recorded a decline in the number of injuries and deaths, with the exception of Southeast Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean, in addition to the North and South America; They are the most affected areas in the world, with 62% of injuries.
The world witnessed a decrease in the number of deaths from the Corona virus by 17%, and infections by 11% compared to the previous week.
Africa has passed the peak
The organization said that Africa has passed the peak of the Corona epidemic, but warned at the same time that laxity in preventive measures may facilitate the emergence of a second wave of infections.
“It seems that we have reached the peak of the epidemic and the number of new daily infections is currently heading to decline,” said the Regional Director of the World Health Organization in Africa, Machidiso Moeti, during a meeting via video technology.
Africa has officially recorded 1.2 million injuries, including about 28,000 deaths, and it is the least affected continent in the world after Oceania, according to the Associated Press.
South Africa alone records half the number of injuries on the continent and is the fifth in the world in terms of the outcome of injuries.
“Global Health” warns:
The World Health Organization has warned of a “second peak” in countries that have witnessed a decline in infections, if the measures are eased too quickly.
The organization said that countries experiencing a decline in infections with the Coronavirus still face the risk of an “immediate second peak” if they suspend isolation measures faster than necessary.
The head of emergency situations in the organization, Mike Ryan, said in a previous press conference, according to “Sky News”, that the world is still in the middle of the first wave of the outbreak.
Ryan added that epidemics often come in waves, which means that outbreaks may return later this year in places where the first wave has subsided.
He warned that “as we prepare for a second wave in the coming months, we may witness another peak of the disease.” He also warned that the second wave or peak of the disease might appear in the seasonal influenza season, which would make controlling the outbreak of the virus “very complicated,” as he put it.
The Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a previous press conference from Geneva, said that no country can get rid of this virus until there is a vaccine, which is a vital tool to combat the disease.
The UN official expressed his hope that a vaccine would be produced as soon as possible, “but there is no guarantee that we will do that, and even if the vaccine is available, this will not end the Covid-19 pandemic on its own. We must all learn how to control and manage this virus using it.” The tools we have now, and make the necessary adjustments to our daily life, to maintain our safety and the safety of each other. “
Lift lockdown procedures
Many countries from around the world have taken steps during the past recent weeks to lift the closure measures and declare a stage of coexistence, due to the severe damage that the closure has caused to the economy.
Previously, the World Health Organization called for following epidemic prevention measures, the most prominent of which is wearing the muzzle, especially in gatherings, and ensuring social distancing of at least a meter between you and others, washing hands frequently, whether with water and soap or with 70% ethyl alcohol, and the need to close places that spread It contains the virus, and is keen to isolate people themselves if they feel symptoms of Corona.