On May 25, local time, WHO held a routine briefing on new coronary pneumonia, WHO’s head of the health emergency program Michael Ryan said that there is no second wave of outbreaks, is now in the first wave of the outbreak, according to data from Central and South America, Africa and South Asia, the outbreak is on the rise, the actual number of infections in each country is still relatively low. When it comes to the second wave of outbreaks, the level of the first wave of disease (transmission) is usually low, but it reappears a few months later, which is likely to become a reality in many countries.
Michael Ryan also stressed that the outbreak of new coronal pneumonia is likely to suddenly rise at any time, can not assume that its continued decline, there is a possibility of a second peak, Europe, North America and Southeast Asian countries should continue to adopt public health and social measures, as well as monitoring measures and other comprehensive strategies to ensure that the outbreak continues to decline, there will not be a second peak immediately.
Maria Van Cohoff, technical director of WHO’s health emergency programme, said countries should be on high alert and prepared to detect cases quickly, even in countries that have successfully contained the virus or the decline in outbreaks. Studies have shown that most people are still susceptible, meaning that if the virus is found, it can lead to an outbreak. Maria van Cohoff stresses that a feature of coronavirus can expand in certain environments, leading to transmission or super-transmission events, which have been seen in many closed environments, such as long-term care facilities and hospitals, but that basic public health measures can inhibit the spread of the virus. (General Desk reporter Zhu He)
(Editing by Han Yu-hui)