WHO requires extra analysis on asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned that extra analysis must be performed to raised perceive the extent to which Covid-19 is being unfold by individuals who do not present signs.

“Since early February, we now have mentioned that asymptomatic individuals can transmit Covid-19, however that we’d like extra analysis to determine the extent of asymptomatic transmission,” the WHO chief mentioned at a digital press convention from Geneva on Wednesday, Xinhua information company reported.

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“That analysis is ongoing, and we’re seeing increasingly analysis being performed,” he added.

Saying that the world has been attaining rather a lot in realizing the brand new virus, the WHO chief advised reporters that “there’s nonetheless rather a lot we do not know.”

“WHO’s recommendation will proceed to evolve as new info turns into out there,” he mentioned.

Tedros careworn that probably the most essential technique to cease transmission is to seek out, isolate, and take a look at individuals with signs, and hint and quarantine their contacts.

“Many international locations have succeeded in suppressing transmission and controlling the virus doing precisely this,” Tedros mentioned.

Meanwhile, Michael Ryan, government director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, mentioned Wednesday that the Covid-19 pandemic remains to be evolving.

“If we take a look at the numbers… this pandemic remains to be evolving. It is rising in lots of components of the world,” he mentioned. “We have deep issues that well being programs of some international locations are struggling, below an enormous pressure and require our assist, our assist and our solidarity.”

He mentioned, “each nation has a special mixture of dangers and alternatives, and it is actually all the way down to nationwide authorities to fastidiously contemplate the place they’re within the pandemic.”

In Europe, the danger difficulty now are about travels and the opening of the colleges, round threat administration, mass gathering, surveillance and get in touch with tracing mentioned the WHO official.

In Southeast Asian international locations, the place to an awesome extent transmission has been below management, governments are extra involved in regards to the re-emergence of clusters, whereas in South America, the difficulty of PPE for well being staff has not gone away, mentioned Ryan.

As regards Africa, Ryan mentioned the dying charges have been very low up to now week, however the well being system could be overwhelmed, because it must address different ailments reminiscent of malaria.


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