Reply China Daily On February 26, Zhang Wenhong, head of the Covid-19 patient treatment team in Shanghai City, China, said that 6 months will be the time when the global outbreak of corona virus. New strains will be under control.
According to Zhang, the key to preventing the virus from spreading lies in prevention measures as well as scaling down or canceling public gatherings in big cities.
Mr. Zhang said that compared with the old virus like Sars, the infectious ability of Covid-19 is much higher. In Wuhan, for example, the number of infections rose to tens of thousands of people just months after an infected person last December.
Up to now, the new strain of corona virus has spread to more than 40 countries and territories around the world. In Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the pathogen spread is still complicated.
Zhang recommends that countries take precautions to “stay one step ahead of the spread of the virus” and prevent large-scale spread in local communities. He said that when an area or city had a large number of unknown pathogens, the situation would become dangerous and it would be difficult to find the source of the disease at that time.
Mr. Zhang thinks that Shanghai can be seen as an example of good control of the spread of germs. The city of 25 million people has only 337 confirmed cases of the virus, far below the previous predictions of foreign scholars. Besides, all infected patients in this city have been identified.
“We witness a number of foreign countries outbreaks of disease because public gatherings are not prohibited. “These outbreaks are closely related to the fact that these cities are still operating as usual despite the risk of spreading germs.”
Meanwhile, interviewed with SCMP Published on February 27, leading Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said that the disease caused by Covid-19 could be controlled “substantially” in April in China.
The Chinese Health Commission today said that on February 26, there were 29 more deaths from the new strain of corona virus (Covid-19). This is the lowest number of deaths in the day since January 28 in China.
Around the world, the number of people dying from Covid-19 has increased to about 2,800, the number of infections also exceeds 80,000.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the peak in China occurred between late January and early February and since then new infections have tended to decrease. Yesterday, for the first time, the number of Covid-19 cases in countries outside of China was greater than that in the country, marking a major turning point of the epidemic on a global scale.
According to the China Daily