The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that widespread lockdown may not be sufficient to stop the spread of coronavirus across the globe. It recommends that authorities should track the infected, isolate them, find their contacts and isolate them also.
WHO says lockdown will only provide temporary relief and containment but that the disease may jump back and spread like wild fire afterwards.
Mike Ryan, who heads the agency’s Health Emergencies Program says without these recommended measures, “the disease will jump back up” once lockdowns are lifted.
According to worldometer.com, infection currently sits at 336,068 people globally, 14,613 deaths and 97. 636 recoveries.
China currently has 81,054 cases with 3,261 cases followed by Italy with 59,138 and 5,476 deaths, The third most affected country is the US with 32,783 cases and 416 deaths. Nigeria has 38 cases with no deaths while South Africa has 308 cases with no death recorded also.
American manufacturers are pledging to ease shortages of respirators, masks and hand sanitizer to improve prevention and curtail spread.