US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — While restrictions are continuing to be lifted in the world, and many people are trying to restore a sense of normalcy — whether to go to the beach or return to work — WHO has seen surge in coronavirus infections.
There has been an increase in the number of new infections in at least 21 US states, and hospitalization has increased in at least nine states last week.
Countries such as China have also experienced a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in some cities after the opening of tourist attractions, restaurants and other businesses.
But calling such cases the “second wave” is not entirely accurate, said Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, at a media briefing on June 13.
“First of all, now most of the world is still at the first stage of this pandemic,” he said.
Although many countries went through the peak of the first wave, this does not mean that horse racing is a new wave in the sense in which it is defined by most scientists and specialists in the field of public health.
“In other words, the disease did not reach a low level and then returned after some time,” Ryan said.
Rather, these bursts in the incidence rate appear to be related to lifting restrictions, which leads to people getting mixed up, not necessarily practicing physical distance.
“It is not at all surprising that in any country emerging from this so-called quarantine, there may be a recurrence of disease,” he said.
“This is not necessarily the second wave.”
“A careful balance must be maintained so that everyone stays at home and continues to suppress the transmission of COVID-19 and the adverse effects of this on the economy and society – and this is not a good balance,” he said.
“This is a public health dilemma, and it must be carefully monitored and balanced by every government every minute of every day.”
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