Roderico O’Flynn, WHO representative in India, said on May 3rd that The current severe outbreak situation in India is related to factors such as pandemic prevention measures, population density and the coronavirus strain, stressing that India should strengthen prevention and control to contain the outbreak.
O’Flynn said in an interview that one of the main factors contributing to the worsening of the outbreak in India was that many people stopped complying with the measures after the blockade was lifted in February, giving the virus a chance to spread. In addition, India’s population density is partly to blame.
WHO Representative in India Roderico O’Flynn: Population density may also be a factor in the surge in cases in India, which is why you find that many people are infected on the subway.
In addition, O’Flynn said, India now has a more contagious mutated strain, and the virus is more adaptable, making it difficult to predict infection trends using models. O’Flynn called on India to take effective measures to prevent the disease in a timely manner.
WHO Representative in India Roderico O’Flynn: “Preparation, response, recovery, this is a whole cycle that cannot be stopped, especially when the virus is still changing, we have to prevent and control it in advance, it is very important that we know how to prevent and control the outbreak, the measures are the same.”