“First and foremost, the most part of the world is still very present in the throws of the first wave of this pandemic. Some countries of Europe, South-East Asia, in North America have been the peak of a wave of infection, ” he explained.
“a current rise in cases in some countries … (is) connected with (the) reopening of the company, the re-mixture of the people and to the situation without social distancing adequate without adequate measures in place. And without sufficient capacity to isolate the tests, isolate the suspected cases and contacts in quarantine, the disease can return to new, ” said Ryan.
During this time, “it is not surprising at all that any country graduating from the confinement may have clusters of diseases, the re-emergence of diseases and clusters — this is not necessarily a second wave,” he added.
Ryan has said that he had to find a careful balance “between keeping everyone at home and continue to completely remove the transmission from COVID-19” — “a dilemma of public health “that” must be carefully managed and balanced by every government every minute of every day “.
“It boils down really to the sophistication of your monitoring of the public health, to your ability to test, monitor and track, to your knowledge of the virus as it spreads in the community and your ability to apply measures in a way that is not a general measure that you can raise and adjust measures at sub-national level or sub-state that allows you to be much more sophisticated in this area. ”
“But it is motivated by the fact of having good data and without good data, it is almost impossible to adopt this approach,” said Mr. Ryan.
In addition, he said that the WHO was concerned by the fact that some countries had difficulties to come out of the so-called blockages.
“then the question is: what do you have to replace the lock with? And what we have now in the absence of a vaccine? A good public health surveillance is a very strong relationship with the communities, so that they know how to protect themselves and that they are empowered to protect themselves?
“It is difficult to achieve under any circumstances, but it is the only way to maintain the next number of months, until other interventions “, he said, stressing the importance of learning to live with the virus and to find a balance between the control of the virus.
“This is a dilemma difficult, but we need to find this balance, and each company must find that balance that is consistent with its values and that the citizens of this country wish to achieve as a collective, and this is not always so easy to achieve,” added Mr. Ryan.
On Tuesday, the WHO has warned against the escalation of the pandemic of COVIDE-19 on a global scale, and cautioned against any complacency in the management of the situation.
During a press conference virtual Monday, the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said : “while the situation in Europe is improving, it is worsening on a global scale “.
Tedros stated that in countries where the situation has improved, “the greatest threat now is complacency, “adding that” most people in the world are still susceptible to infection “.