The development of coronavirus infection in different countries can be described in four scenarios, head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing.
In the first group, he identified countries in South-East Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, and Africa “that were warned and aware” of the outbreak. According to the head of the WHO, their leaders “took control of the situation into their own hands,” which made it possible to convey to the population the need for action effectively.
In the “European” scenario, there were large-scale outbreaks that were brought under control thanks to the actions of the authorities and the reaction of the population.
The third scenario is developing in States where the authorities imposed restrictive measures, but their subsequent weakening led to an increase in the incidence of diseases. Gebreyesus suggested that “these countries are losing ground because proven measures are not being followed or implemented.” The head of the WHO did not name the States where this scenario operates.
In the fourth case, which he attributed to North and South America, South Asia, and some countries in Africa, there was a sharp increase in the number of cases. The epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gebreyesus, remains two Americas.