WHO Report on CoronaVirus seeks to allay worldwide fears on the epidemic. As reported from observations in Wuhan China, the World Health Organization (WHO) team stated that COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019″ could take any direction.
The caution has been reiterated by WHO following the slowdown in the spread of the infection. Tedros Adhanom, WHO director-general puts across that the epidemic would still take any direction during a news brief.
The WHO report highlights the following the fact that as of last observation by the team, no new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This came about as an advanced team is currently in Beijing to prepare an international mission and to determine the questions the international team will want to learn more about: from characteristics of the virus to public health response China put in place to try to contain the virus.
WHO report on coronavirus from Wuhan, China
The group of international experts, specialists in different related fields in research and epidemiology, will collate finding with Chinese counterparts to help transmit information on the outbreak and provide guidance for global response efforts.
Since being notified of the outbreak on 31 December, the WHO Country Office in China, supported by the regional and international offices, has worked to support China to scale up the response. A small mission was sent to Wuhan mid-January, and the Director-General visited in January.
Following WHO best practices for the naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World
Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease
COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.”
After a two days convention on Science and Invention that looked into the measures to put in place to combat the virus outbreak, Tedros nod was positive from the efforts of the research organizations and urged them to constitute plans and work close-knit towards making the outbreak more manageable. Following this, the WHO report on coronavirus was prepared.
Measurable progress in scope and composition
The director-general announced that a more advanced team had been deployed to China and there was measurable progress in scope and composition of its mitigative work. Following the efforts of WHO and the government of China, there was a record of the lowest cases of the virus infection in two weeks.
The WHO emergency program head, Mike Ryan reported that the rehabilitation and stabilization of new infection cases in China were more reassuring following observations of less aggressive and invasive behavior of the viral infection in other Chinese provinces.
Mike Ryan attributes the positive records from the robust public health Operation in the world’s most populous nation. It is also important to note that it was still early to depict the timelines of the epidemic from the start, middle and culmination.
The public is hereby advised to get their information from official sources like the WHO and not be driven into panic and hoarding which only serves to complicate the worldwide responses.
As for the reports from Chen which led to him being called back to Beijing for further questioning, there was a sanction, all of his major social media accounts were deleted, along with his previous video broadcasts.
Since freedom of speech is a basic citizen’s right, as stated in article 35 of the Chinese constitution, I will continue to do the things I deemed to be right, no matter the restraint and threats I encounter along the way.
Here is one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltYIIXJTKEc
The account was that Chen arrived a day before the Wuhan lockdown. During his stay, he was uploading contents about the actual information he sees on the ground. He was the voice of the people suffering in Wuhan, and the eyes of the people outside. What happened next is everybody’s concern.
Read the WHO report on coronavirus but also keep tuned in on what’s actually happening.
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