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WHO: Countries "Need Extreme Vigilance" When Easing Isolation Of COVID-19


The blockade order is gradually being lifted as a good sign, but countries "need to be very vigilant" in front of COVID-19, an official of the World Health Organization's emergency health program 11/5.

According to Reuters news agency, several European countries began to lift the blockade on May 11 as COVID-19 infection rates in countries like France and Spain are declining.

Speaking to the press conference on May 11, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: 

"The good news is that we have been very successful in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately saving the lives of the people."
However, Michael Ryan, the head of the WHO's emergency medical program, warned countries "to be very vigilant" before COVID-19, although he also said that the blockade order was gradually lifted as a sign of "hope".

The expert urged countries to increase responses to protect public health, ensure they can identify new infections, monitor and isolate all contact with patients to "avoid a second big wave ".

According to Ryan, while many countries have systematically invested in building public labor resources during isolation, others have not.

"If the disease persists in many countries, although the new case does not increase, the outbreak cannot be investigated, the cluster is not identified, there is always a risk of COVID."
 the WHO official said.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University (USA), as of May 12, more than 4.1 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, including more than 285,000 people died.

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