WHO criticizes Europe and the United States for failing to strictly implement quarantine measures, resulting in a surge in infection
Reference News Network reported on October 21 According to a report by Agence France-Presse in
Dublin on October 19, a number of European countries urgently adopted new
measures on Monday to deal with the second wave of the new crown epidemic.
At the same time, the World Health Organization criticized some countries for claiming that
failure to properly isolate infected persons is the main reason for the surge in global infections.
According to the report, Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program
accused the rapid increase in infection rates in the northern hemisphere as a result of the
failure to strictly implement isolation measures.
He said at a video press conference held at the WHO headquarters in Geneva that “a large part of the reason
we see such high numbers” is that there is no systematic implementation of self-isolation measures.
The report pointed out that in order to keep the economy running, the governments
of many countries have tried to avoid the costly comprehensive
blockade measures that were used in the first wave of the epidemic.