The World Health Company (WHO) highlighted Canada on Monday as one of the countries that has actually succeeded in its handling of the pandemic by bringing its outbreak “under control.”
Speaking at a virtual press conference, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “COVID-19 has actually changed our world.
Internationally, over 16 million cases of COVID-19 have been determined, and more than 650,000 people have passed away since the infection first emerged.
Health professionals and world leaders are still discovering how to respond as the scenario goes on, Tedros highlighted that the “basic pillars of the response” have actually not altered: separating and evaluating suspected COVID-19 clients, quarantining their contacts and promoting such virus-fighting procedures as physical distancing, hand-washing, avoiding congested and enclosed areas, and using a face mask.
” When these steps are followed, cases decrease. When they are not, cases go up,” he stated.
” Nations and neighborhoods that have followed this suggestions carefully and regularly have succeeded, either in preventing large-scale outbreaks like Cambodia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Vietnam and islands in the Pacific and Caribbean. Or in bringing big break outs under control like Canada, China, Germany and the Republic of Korea.”
There have been more than 114,000 cases of COVID-19 in Canada up until now, with nearly 9,000 dead and a minimum of 6,000 cases still active. Case numbers peaked in May, and after a number of lockdown steps and brand-new guidelines were introduced to secure the public, the numbers have actually been on a steady decline, although completion of July has brought a little increase in COVID-19 cases.
In Tedros’ remarks Monday, he included that there were a lot more countries he could have noted as excellent in their handling of the pandemic.
What distinguish those who have actually been successful thus far and those who have not is the determination to act, he said.
” The bottom line is that one of the most fundamental active ingredients for stopping this virus is determination and the desire to make hard options to keep ourselves and each other safe.”