The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed six actions that countries around the world should take to prevent the spread of deadly diseases COVID-19 pandemic that spread rapidly across the world and claimed many lives.
Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a news conference in New York on Thursday praised the blockade that was carried out in many countries, but stated that the blocking alone could not prevent the spread of the virus.
He said the period should be used to do more to suppress the spread of the disease.
"We understand that countries are trying to assess when and how they can facilitate these measures," said Ghebreyesus.
"Asking people to stay at home and interrupting the movement of the population is buying time and reducing pressure on health systems, but these measures alone will not extinguish epidemics."
Dr. Ghebreyesus at the press conference also advised countries to immediately expand, train and deploy the health care and public health workforce and also revealed six actions that countries must take to prevent the spread of the virus.
He said that countries should implement a system to find all suspected cases at the community level; increase production capacity and test availability; identify, adapt and equip the facilities you will use to treat patients; Develop a clear plan and process to quarantine contacts and redirect the entire government to suppress and control COVID-19.
Meanwhile, health officials in Spain recorded 655 deaths from the coronavirus – less than 700 on Wednesday, while Italy confirmed a lower rate of infections.
As at the last count, the number of reported coronavirus cases in Europe has exceeded 250,000, more than half of which are in Italy and Spain.
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