The World Health Organization warns of the second Corona wave in the Middle East
The World Health Organization has warned of the second wave of the Coronavirus in the Middle East if restrictions are not tightened quickly.
Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Director of the Organization's Eastern Mediterranean Region, expressed his concern that the countries of the region have lowered the caution in the current days after the end of the tight closures that were imposed in the past months.
He said that preventive measures against wearing masks and social distancing are not being fully practiced in the region, and that the result is clear in hospitals that have begun to overcrowd with patients.
He pointed out that the virus has infected 3.6 million people and killed more than 76,000 in the past months in the region, so the lives of many people will be threatened, and he called for measures to end this tragic obsession before it occurs.
He said that more than 60% of the new infections in the past few weeks occurred in Iran, which is witnessing the worst spread of the virus in the region, followed by Jordan and Morocco, and cases began to rise in Lebanon and Pakistan.
And according to what was reported by the Associated Press, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon recorded the largest increase in the number of deaths in one day in the region.
The Director-General of Health in Tunisia said that the restrictions were eased in order to try to coexist cautiously with the virus, after officials decided that the closure and tightening the restrictions of the ban had disastrous economic consequences.
Al-Mandhari welcomed the news of the candidate vaccines and said that the epidemic has not ended yet, and we cannot and should not wait for the vaccine to become safe, effective and available to all, so we do not know when this will be.