By Cathy Elelman • 26 May 2020 • 17:49
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A SECOND major wave of coronavirus is more and more being ruled out, according to a World Health Organisation doctor.
Commenting during an interview with a Barcelona radio station on Monday, WHO Public Health and Environment Director Dr Maria Neira explained that the organisation works with many models which present many probabilities.
“They go from a specific outbreak to an important wave, but this last possibility is being increasingly ruled out,” the Spanish doctor said.
“We are much better prepared in all areas,” she added.
“We have lowered the rate of transmission so much that the virus will have a hard time surviving.
“We must be very careful in affirming that this is the end of the wave, but the figures at least show us that the transmission and explosion of the initial weeks has been avoided.”
At the same time Dr Neira it would be better not to make too many predictions at this time and stressed that “great caution” and “common sense” are essential at this “very critical” stage of the de-escalation.
“With the opening up it has to be seen how the virus behaves. We hope that there are no further outbreaks, but it will be a daily battle.”
She called on the public to be “neither paranoid nor excessively relaxed,” and to “learn to coexist with infectious illnesses.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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