Who: new coronavirus epidemic does not constitute a pandemic

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 Who: new coronavirus epidemic does not constitute a pandemic


At a press conference held in Geneva on the same day, the director of the global infectious hazards management department of who, ciervi briander, said that the epidemic has not yet constituted a pandemic. One of the reasons is that up to now, most of the cases in China are from Hubei Province, while most of the cases outside Hubei Province are clustered spillovers; more than 20 other countries that have reported the epidemic are similar spillovers Case.

In Hubei Province, Brian de said, the Chinese government has taken measures to reduce the spread of the epidemic to provinces and cities, and is also building hospitals to treat cases to reduce mortality; in other regions outside Hubei and other countries, the current strategy is to stop the spread of the epidemic. Who believes that this strategy is feasible, so it is suggested that other countries should detect, isolate and treat cases early, and track and isolate people in close contact with cases at the same time, so as to reduce the risk of transmission.

On the evening of February 3, three shelter hospitals opened in Wuhan. By the morning of February 4, hundreds of temporary beds had been set up. Photo by Cheng Min, reporter of Xinhua News Agency

At the same time of prevention and control of the epidemic, briander believes that it is also crucial to crack down on rumors or false information related to the epidemic, which she calls rumor infectious disease, because rumor or or false information may damage the efforts to fight the epidemic. She said that social media has accelerated the spread of false information, in this case, it is very important to deal with it in a timely manner.

According to reports, who has also recently provided targeted and reliable epidemic information to staff in global tourism, food, agriculture, health and other industries.

This is Wuhan huoshenshan hospital photographed by UAV on February 2. Photo by Cheng Min, reporter of Xinhua News Agency

World Health Organization director general Tan Desai urged relevant countries to seize the window period of epidemic prevention and control, share information related to new coronavirus infection cases with who, and do not take restrictive measures that do not conform to the international health regulations.

On the same day, at a WHO Technical Report on the new coronavirus, tandesay reiterated that only global solidarity can control the epidemic, and the commitment of solidarity begins with information sharing.. He noted that currently there are 176 confirmed cases outside China, but who only receives 38% of the full case reports, and some high-income countries lag far behind other countries in data sharing with who.

On February 4, a man walked through a traditional Chinese medicine shop in the area of Jalan besha, Singapore. Health authorities in many countries reported new cases of coronavirus infection Thursday, including the first case of community-based transmission in Singapore. Xinhua social development (Photo by Deng Zhiwei)

In the absence of detailed data support, it will be difficult for who to assess the changes in the epidemic and its possible impact and to ensure that the most reasonable recommendations are provided, he said. To this end, he called on all who members to share in a timely manner detailed information related to infectious cases, including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, community surveys and research, which is the responsibility of all countries within the framework of the international health regulations.

Tan stressed that about 99% of the current cases are concentrated in China, and the number of cases in other countries is limited, but this does not mean that the situation will not change. He urged the public and private sectors to strengthen cooperation in the research and development of diagnosis and treatment methods, drugs and vaccines.

On January 22, at an international airport in Indonesias northern Sumatra province, staff used scanners to monitor the temperature of passengers. Xinhua Social Development Bureau (photographed in damark)

Mr. tandesay called on countries not to take restrictive measures that did not comply with international health regulations. In his view, these restrictions could have the effect of increased panic and stigmatization, with little benefit for public health.

For countries that have implemented restrictive measures, Mr. tandesay called for the duration of the measures to be shortened as much as possible, and stressed that the restrictive measures should be matched with the risks faced by public health, and should be adjusted in time when the epidemic changes.

On February 2, in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the building of Abu Dhabi National Petroleum Company, a local landmark, displayed the Chinese character of refueling in Wuhan, fueling Chinas fight against the new coronavirus infection of pneumonia. Xinhua News Agency / UAE News Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China has taken many epidemic prevention and control measures beyond whos recommendations

Tan Desai, whos director general, has repeatedly stressed in recent days that this is a time when facts are needed, not fears. The virus is terrible, but more terrible than the virus is rumors and panic. Therefore, who has been calling on countries to take convincing measures based on facts.