We have seen a rapid escalation of cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID 19). More cases now reported in the rest of the world than in China. We see a rapid escalation in social distancing measures like closing school and canceling sporting events and other gatherings. But we did not see an urgent enough escalation in testing isolation and contact tracing. This can consider the backbone of the response. Social distancing measures can help to reduce transmission and enable health systems. Although, hand-washing frequently can reduce the risk of Coronavirus disease for yourself and others. But on their own, they are not enough to extinguish this epidemic. it’s the combination that makes the difference as I keep saying all countries must take a comprehensive approach.
But the most effective way to prevent infections and save lives is by breaking the chains of transmission. To do so, you must test and isolate yourself.
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In addition, cannot fight a fire blindfolded and we cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected. We have a simple message for all countries to test and test every suspected case. Testing is the only solution to break the chain. If they test positive isolate them and find out who they have been in close contact with up to two days. Test everyone who is in contact before they developed symptoms.
Although, every day more tests are being produced to meet the global. De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, has shipped almost 1.5 million tests to 120 countries. We’re working with camping companies to increase the availability of tests for those most in need. World Health Organization, WHO advises that all confirmed and mild cases should be isolated. This may help in health facilities to prevent transmission and provide adequate care.
Moreover, we recognize that many countries have already exceeded their capacity to care for mild cases in dedicated health facilities. In this situation, countries should prioritize all their patients and those with underlying conditions. Although, some countries have expanded their capacity by using stadiums and gyms to care for mild cases. Along with, the severe critical cases in hospitals. Another option is for patients with mild disease to be isolated and cared for at home caring. Another side is for infected people at home, which may put others in the same household at risk. So, it’s critical that caregivers follow WHO’s guidance on how to provide care as safely as possible.
For example, both the patient and caregivers should wear a medical mask when they are together in the same room. The patient should sleep in a separate bedroom to others and use a different bedroom to assign one person to care.
Who about the person who is in good health?
Furthermore, the patient ideally someone who is in good health and has no underlying conditions. Together with, the caregiver should wash their hands after any contact with their patient or their immediate environment. People infected with Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) can still infect others after they stop feeling sick. So, this should continue for at least two weeks after symptoms disappear. Visitors should not be allowed until the end of this period, there are more details in WHO’s guidance.
Once again our key messages are test and only test. Indeed, this is a serious disease. Although the evidence we have suggested that those over 60 are at the highest risk young people including children has died. WHO has issued new clinical guidance with specific details on how to care for children older people and pregnant women. Try to Protect from CoronaVirus to your friends & families.
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So far we see epidemics in countries with advanced at health systems. But even they struggle to cope as the virus moves to low-income countries. We’re deeply concerned about the impact it could have among populations with high HIV prevalence or among malnourished children. This is the reason we’re calling on every country and every individual to do everything they can to stop transmission. Washing your hands will help to reduce your risk of infection. But it’s an act of solidarity because it reduces the risk to infect others in your community and the world. Do it for yourself, do it for others. Do you have any idea of Coronavirus Disease In Spain.
We also ask people to express their solidarity by refraining from hoarding essential items including medicines. Although, hoarding can create shortages of medicines and other essential products that can exacerbate suffering. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) solidarity response fund.
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Furthermore, since we launched it on Friday more than 110,000 people have contributed almost 19 million u.s. dollars. These funds will help to buy diagnostic tests supplies for health workers and support research and development. If you would like to contribute please go to who.int and click on the orange donate button at the top of the page. We are also grateful for the way different sectors of society are coming together. This started with the safe hand’s challenge.
Celebrities, world leaders and people everywhere demonstrating how to wash their hands. In addition, this afternoon WHO and the International Chamber of Commerce issued a joint call to action to the global business community. The ICC will send regular advice to its network of more than 45 million businesses. This is to protect their worker’s customers and local communities and to support the production and distribution of essential supplies.
Thank Paul Polman Ajay Banga and John Denton for their support and collaboration. De Blasio is also working with global citizens. He works to launch the Solidarity sessions a series of virtual concerns with leading musicians from around the world. This is the defining global health crisis of our time the days, weeks, and months ahead will test solutions. A test of our trust in science and a test of solidarity crises.
This tends to bring out the best and worst in humanity. I am sure you have been touched by the videos of people applauding health workers from their balconies. Likewise, the stories of people offering to do grocery shopping for all their people in their community. This amazing spirit of human solidarity must become even more infectious than the virus itself. Although, we may have to become physically apart from each other for a while.