Coronavirus, WHO: “The situation in Europe is very serious”

17 September 2020 12:16

“Our position remains for a 14-day quarantine, in the interest of the patients,” said WHO official Catherine Smallwood.

“Last week, the region’s weekly tally surpassed 300,000 patients,” continued Kluge. “Globally, about 14% of Covid-19 cases reported to WHO concern healthcare workers, and in some countries it is as high as 35%, although data is limited and it is difficult to know if healthcare workers have been infected. in the workplace or in communities “, said the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “We all owe a huge debt to health workers, not only because they took care of the sick. But because they risk their lives to do their duty”, he added.

Location remains for 14-day quarantine – “Our position remains for a 14-day quarantine, in the interest of patients”, underlined the WHO official Catherine Smallwood, during an online briefing, regarding the decision of some countries, including France , to reduce the quarantine period for the coronavirus.

WHO: There are lessons to be learned from the Swedish approach – It must be acknowledged that Sweden has avoided the increase in cases “in the last period” that is occurring in other states, particularly in Western Europe, and I think there are lessons to be learned from the Swedish approach, in particular on sustainability. and citizen involvement, ”concluded Catherine Smallwood.

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