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Rapid opening of lockdown amid growing infection will be disastrous: WHO

September 1, 2020 , Namita

The President of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that opening the lockdown so soon amid the corona virus epidemic would cause havoc. WHO Director-General Tedros Adnom Gabrayas stressed on Monday that countries that are serious about opening lockdown should also be serious about controlling the infection. He said, it is not impossible to balance it.

Tedros suggested countries, societies, and people to focus on four points in which to avoid large events, protect the most vulnerable, protect themselves and detect infects and isolate people exposed to them. , Isolating, screening, and proper care if found infected.

The WSO chief said that the new survey showed that in 90 percent of the countries covered, Covid-19 was badly affected by other health services. It is noteworthy that this survey was carried out in 105 countries to assess the impact of Covid-19 on the health services of low and middle income countries.

Tedros said a survey conducted in five regions in March and June revealed that better preparedness is needed to deal with a health disaster like the current epidemic. The survey revealed that routine vaccination was the most affected in 70 percent of countries. After this, investigation and treatment of non-communicable diseases like heart disease etc. were affected. About a quarter of the countries said that the emergency medical service was affected due to the epidemic.


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