As winter and cases of coronovirus increase in the Middle East, the World Health Organization’s regional director said the only way to avoid mass deaths is to quickly tighten restrictions and implement restrictive measures. .
In a press briefing from Cairo, WHO’s director of the eastern Mediterranean region Ahmed al-Mandhari, which includes most of the Middle East, expressed concern that the region’s countries were lowering their guards after a strict lockdown imposed earlier this year .
The fundamentals of the response to the epidemic, from socioculture to mask wear, “are still not completely prevalent in our region,” he said, adding that this result is evident in the crowded hospitals in the area.
Noting that the virus had sickened more than 3.6 million people in the past nine months and killed more than 76,000 people, al-Mandhari warned “the lives of more and more – if not more – people.” At stake are the “insistence on stopping the action” from becoming a reality. ”
He said more than 60 percent of all new infections came from Iran in the past week, which is the worst outbreak the region has seen, as well as Jordan and Morocco. There have also been cases in Lebanon and Pakistan. Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon have reported the largest single-day deaths from the region.
From Pakistan, Faisal Sultan, the Prime Minister’s special assistant to the National Health Services, told reporters that Surge Surge had arrived. Although Pakistan succeeded in controlling the outbreak earlier this year with targeted sanctions, the forecast became more alarming as soon as the country opened.
“The second wave is not more of a risk than the first,” Sultan said, adding that in Pakistan winter winters increase social interaction, with full fervor at schools, events and wedding parties.
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