Tan Desai also gave ten basic knowledge that must be known, including the higher risk of aggravation in the susceptible population over 60 years old with basic diseases, and information such as in case of shortness of breath, please call the doctor and seek immediate care.
Global risk assessment mentions very high
In the past 24 hours, China has reported 329 cases, the lowest level in more than a month, Tan said.
Besides China, 4351 cases and 67 deaths have been reported in 49 countries. Since yesterday, the first case has been reported by Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Nigeria, he said. All of these cases are related to Italy.
There were 24 cases from Italy to 14 other countries and 97 cases from Iran to 11 countries. Tan Desai said that the continuous increase in the number of cases and the increase in the number of countries with outbreaks in recent days are clearly of concern.
Our epidemiologists have been monitoring these developments, and now we have raised our assessment of the risk and impact of new coronavirus transmission to a very high level globally. Mr tandesay said.
Previously, who has been assessing the global risk as high.
At present, we are seeing the prevalence of new coronavirus in several countries, but most cases can still be traced back to known contacts or groups of cases. We have no evidence that the virus is spreading freely in the community, he stressed
As long as that is the case, if we take strong measures to detect cases early, isolate and care for patients and track contacts, we still have the opportunity to contain the virus. As I said yesterday, there are different scenarios in different countries and in the same country, and the key to containing the virus is to break its transmission chain, Mr. tandesay said.
As mentioned earlier, tandesay also pointed out that the world is making progress in vaccines and therapies, but stressed that there is no need to wait for vaccines and therapies all the time, and everyone can take measures to protect themselves.
It is worth noting that in his press conference on the 28th, he did not actively mention the word pandemic.
Its not good to use the word global epidemic carelessly, but it may enlarge unnecessary and unreasonable fears, and there are significant risks in leading to stigma and paralyzing the system. Tandesay previously pointed out that if the global epidemic is an accurate description of the situation, we will not hesitate to use it, but at present, we have not seen the continuous community transmission of the virus, nor large-scale serious diseases or deaths.
There are 10 things to know
Your risk depends on where you live, your age and your overall health. However, you should know 10 basic knowledge.
First, wash your hands regularly with alcohol based hand sanitizer or with soap and water. Touching ones face after touching a contaminated surface or a sick person is a way of spreading the virus. By cleaning your hands, you can reduce the risk.
Second, clean surfaces regularly with disinfectants - such as kitchen desks and desks.
Everyone should know the symptoms - for most people, the symptoms start with fever and a dry cough, not a runny nose, he stressed. Most patients have mild illness and can recover without any special care.
Fourth, if you have a fever or cough, please avoid traveling. If you are ill in flight, please inform the crew immediately. When you get home, contact your health care professional and tell them where they have been.
Fifth, if you cough or sneeze, bury your face in your sleeve or use a tissue. Immediately drop the tissue into a closed trash can and clean your hands.
Sixth, if you are over 60 years old, or have cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease or diabetes and other basic diseases, the risk of aggravation or more serious diseases is higher. You may need to take additional precautions to avoid crowded places or places where you interact with sick people. Mr tandesay said.
Seventh, if you feel unwell, please stay at home and call your doctor or local health professional. He or she will ask about symptoms, places he or she has been to and with whom. This will help ensure that patients get the right advice, are directed to the right healthcare facility, and prevent infection.
Eighth, if you are sick and stay at home, please eat and sleep separately from your family. Please use other utensils and tableware to eat.
Ninth, if you have shortness of breath, please call your doctor and seek immediate care.
Tenth, it is normal and understandable to feel anxious, especially if you live in an affected country or community. Discuss how to be safe in the workplace, school or place of worship.