In detail.. “World Health” updates its guidelines on how to deal with Covid-19

The World Health Organization has changed its guidelines for people infected with the Corona virus, in how much it reduced the isolation period for patients. The organization is now recommending that people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus isolate themselves, for a period of 10 days if they develop symptoms, and for a period of 5 days if they show no symptoms. infected people, who have symptoms, for a period of 13 days, and 10 days for those who have not experienced symptoms.

WHO also recommends test rapid antigenic for infected persons. The organization bases its recommendations on 12 studies that included nearly 3,000 participants. The organization says they are just recommendations. Each country can issue its own guidelines. The latest data available on the American Johns Hopkins University website, as of Thursday, indicated that the total number of Corona infections has reached 665 million 447 thousand 485, and the total number of deaths due to the pandemic has risen to 6 million 713 thousand and 156 dead .

It should be noted that there are a number of agencies that provide aggregate data on Corona in all over the world and there may be some differences between them.

On the other hand, a leading epidemiologist in China predicted that the peak of the “Covid-19” wave in the country would last two to three months and that the situation would soon explode in vast rural areas. Where medical resources are relatively scarce. The spread of the infection is expected to increase in rural areas. While hundreds of millions return to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday. The holiday officially starts on January 21, and before the pandemic it was described as the largest annual movement in the world.

Last month, China abruptly abandoned a strict regime that included mass lockdowns that sparked unprecedented nationwide protests in late November, and finally reopened its borders on Sunday. But the sudden lifting of restrictions has allowed the virus to attack the population of 1.4 billion, more than a third of whom live in areas where infections have already peaked, according to i media state.

Zeng Guang, former chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that the worst is far from over, according to a site report web local Saixin on Thursday. “The focus was on big cities,” Zeng said. It’s time to focus on rural areas. He said a large number of rural residents; Where medical facilities are relatively weaker, they are not receiving the necessary attention, including the elderly, the sick and the handicapped. While authorities have said they are making efforts to improve the supply of antiviral drugs in the whole country. The anti-Covid treatment, molnopiravir, manufactured by Merck & Co, is expected to be available in China, starting Friday.