The Director General of the who called the condition for the lifting of restrictions due to coronavirus

GENEVA, April 13 – RIA Novosti, Elizabeth Isakov. The state can gradually remove the restrictions imposed in connection with the distribution of COVID-19, if certain conditions are met, provided measures to prevent new infections, said at a press conference in Geneva, Director-General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.

“the control Measures can be lifted only if they introduced the necessary measures in the field of public health, including the ability to monitor contacts,” he said.

According to the head of the who, before the lifting of restrictions States must ensure that you meet at least six mandatory measures. In particular, the transmission must be taken under the control, of the ability of the health system is configured to identify, test and isolate each case COVID-19, as well as his contacts. It is also necessary to ensure the safety of flash for medical institutions, introduced preventive measures in the workplace, in schools and other public areas. In addition, it is necessary to prevent the import of new cases of the virus in the country.

“We know that COVID-19 is spreading fast, and we know that it is 10 times deadlier than the flu virus which was pandemic in 2009. We know that in some countries, the infection doubled every 3-4 days. However, it is spreading much faster than it slows down. This means that restrictive measures should be removed gradually and under control”, he added.

the Director General of the who noted that in some countries with a large number of poor people to enter the isolation or quarantine measures and restrictions is impossible. Because poor people, migrants or refugees already living in overcrowded conditions, with limited resources and access to health services. Therefore, the who urges countries to respect human rights with the introduction of restrictive measures.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world recorded almost 1.7 million infections, more than 105 thousand people died.

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