Quarantine helps slow the spread of the coronavirus, not stop it, the WHO said


The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Gebreisus, has made a loud statement that compliance with quarantine restrictions alone will not save the coronavirus epidemic.

The main means of control is to track the spread of COVID-19. The statement was published by the WHO press service, reports 24 channel.

According to Gebreisus, contact tracking is important for every country and in any situation, because it can prevent the transformation of individual clusters into large-scale coronavirus infection.

“One of the key tools is finding contacts. No country can control an epidemic if it does not know where the virus is… Of course, contact tracking is not the only tool, it should be part of a comprehensive package, but it is one of the most important, ”said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreisus.

The head of the WHO believes that quarantine measures can help slow down the transmission of the virus, but by themselves are not able to completely stop it. Also important are mobile applications that help track the contacts of infected people.

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