Find, Isolate, Test, Treat… WHO Direct Nations
World Health Organisation, (WHO) in a stern warning advice nations against opening-up the lockdowns
The virus is dangerous we have been telling the world, it’s time to act. The right time to act was a month or two ago. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a rare warning to world governments against opening the lockdown.
In Wednesday’s press briefing, Ghebreyesus was blunt in his public scolding in the fight against coronavirus outbreak. He warned,
Governments should stop wasting precious time needed to fight the virus after squandering an opportunity to prevent the pandemic.
Listen To Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Addressing The Press Conference
The World clearly isn’t ready for a pandemic, emergencies and countries should maintain lockdowns despite the cost. While there’s a second wave of Covid-19 in China with new cases found Donald Trump hope to open America by Easter. Tedros adds his thoughts,
Shutting down population movement and lockdowns are buying time and reducing the pressure on health systems. But on their own, these measures will not extinguish epidemics.
He gave a stern warning of sorts on the worsening conditions around the globe while more than 20,000 losing their lives already due to coronavirus. It is present in almost every country and unstoppable so far. He emphasised that countries with less than 100 cases of Covid-19 still have time to gear up and take necessary measures.
“We call on all countries to use the lockdown period to attack the virus. You have created a 2nd window of opportunity, the question is how will you use it?”
Tedros recognised that the lockdown is a hard reality to live and has massive economic consequences but opening up the economy and businesses or schools would be fatal and all will get shutdown again.
WHO On 5 Actionables For Every Country
- Increase and train health care workers
- Implement systems to detect coronavirus suspect cases
- Ramp up testing facilities
- Convert as many facilities into coronavirus health care centers
- Ramp up quarantine facilities to suppress the virus from the root
It is understandable that the world will never be ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus but the biggest disaster follows if governments are not able to provide protective gears to health care workers and doctors/staff who are becoming victims of the coronavirus themselves. How dozens of Boston hospital employees are found coronavirus positive.
Massachusetts General Hospital, which had 41 employees test positive, said it believes that most did not contract the new coronavirus at work.
There is a need for supplies at Massachusetts General Hospital where N-95 masks and face shields are running low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This is not acceptable — Protecting our health-care workers must be the top priority.Maria Van Kerkhove, An Epidemiologist | WHO
Seems like this is WHO’s the final warning to the world governments to keep the lockdown going on while fighting the pandemic.