May 5 (Bloomberg) – A new wave of coronavirus outbreaks is spreading at an alarming rate in more than one country, bloomberg reported. The wave of outbreaks has spread to other developing countries, such as South-East Asia, where their health-care systems are under intense pressure to seek assistance from other countries.
Laos, Thailand, and Nepal and Bhutan, which border India, have seen a surge in new cases in the past few weeks. In addition to the highly contagious mutated virus is rampant, the financial resources and corresponding inadequate preparedness of the countries concerned for the outbreak are also the main reasons.
In Laos, where the number of new diagnoses jumped 200-fold in a month, the country’s health minister last week asked other countries for support with therapeutic drugs, medical devices and other supplies. Nepal is facing a shortage of beds and medical oxygen. In Thailand, 98% of new diagnoses are now highly contagious variants of the virus, putting a heavy strain on local medical facilities. In addition, some Pacific island countries are facing the first wave of outbreaks.
Foreign media said that these countries in terms of population and the scale of infection, although not comparable to India, but there are countries spread faster than India, the future is likely to fall into the outbreak completely out of control situation.
This further increases the urgent need to provide vaccines to poorer or less influential countries in order to avoid a prolonged outbreak. David Heyman, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “All countries are at risk. The disease (coronavirus) appears to be becoming endemic and could pose a threat to all countries for the foreseeable future.