On 23 June, it was reported that the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, had ordered the suspension of some public activities for a week in The district of Guttero due to a new outbreak of novel Coronavirus, which had infected 1,553 people.
“We relaxed and went backwards,” President Luis Lacalle Pow admitted On Monday after 37 new cases were reported in a Uruguayan province.
A similar story has emerged in South Korea.
But why did the outbreak start again?
Javier Dinoco, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Los Andes Medical Center, Chile, noted that without a novel Coronavirus therapy and vaccine, another outbreak could occur, and it would be even more likely if measures such as social isolation, masks and hand washing were not addressed.
“Without a vaccine, this is going to be a dynamic of transmission of the virus, sometimes effectively controlled, sometimes with more cases,” he said.
We are relying on protective measures, and if they are relaxed in order to resume normal activities, we will have another outbreak.”
He added: “We will not be able to go back to the way we were in January or February.
These measures must be maintained for the long term until we have a vaccine or a specific treatment to prevent this disease.”
Claudio Mendes, director of the Institute of Public Health at the University of The South of Chile’s Medical School, said the increase was expected in countries that appear to have succeeded in halting or at least slowing the spread of the virus.
“Novel Coronavirus is a novel virus that is on the rise,” he said.
Without a safe and effective vaccine that immunizes 70 or 80 percent of the population, we will see outbreaks again, even in countries that have done well, such as New Zealand and South Korea.
In France, a new outbreak has started with the resumption of classes.”