It will be possible to refuse the introduced restrictions only after a complete victory over COVID-19
The total confirmed number of people infected with coronavirus worldwide exceeded one million. 57 thousand patients died. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) once again calls on all countries to strengthen control and prevention measures in order to slow down or reverse the rapid procession of the virus.
“We all know that this is not just about the crisis in the healthcare sector, but about the deep social and economic consequences of the pandemic. The restrictions introduced by many countries to protect health seriously affect people's incomes, as well as the economies of various industries and states as a whole, ”said the head of the WHO Tedros Gebreyesus at a press conference in Geneva.
He added that only a victory over the virus will allow us to abandon the restrictions and weaken their economic consequences. In order to win this war, “aggressive” and comprehensive measures are needed: it is necessary to identify, test each case, isolate and treat every infected person, as well as monitor all contacts of patients.
The head of WHO confirmed that the most vulnerable groups are older people and those who suffer from chronic diseases. But this does not mean that he is not afraid of youth. More and more patients with coronavirus between the ages of 20 and 40 enter the intensive care unit. Many are dying. Tedros Gebreyesus drew attention to another troubling pandemic problem - the rise in domestic violence, mainly against women and children. In conditions of self-isolation and quarantine, families spend more time in a confined space and many experience stress, anxiety and fear. But, as the head of WHO said, this is not a reason for aggression.
As of 12:00 pm on Saturday April 4, COVID-19 cases have been reported in 53 countries that are part of the WHO European Bureau. In total, there are 583,939 confirmed diseases and 42348 deaths in the region. 443 cases of diseases were registered in Azerbaijan, in Armenia - 736, Belarus - 254, Russia - 4 149, Ukraine -1096, Moldova - 591, Kazakhstan - 460, Kyrgyzstan -144 and Uzbekistan - 241.
From WHO it was reported that the European Commission allocated 30 million euros to fight against coronavirus in six countries of the region - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.