World Health Organization (WHO) has set 6 criteria for ending the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown while many countries around the globe have decided to ease the confinement restrictions and balance between ‘Life and Livelihood” by reopening businesses and allowing people to go to work.
Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the government that wants to start lifting restrictions must first meet six conditions:
1 – Surveillance is strong, cases are declining, and transmission is controlled.
2- Health system capacities are in place to detect, isolate, test, and treat every case and press.
3. Hot spot risks are minimized in vulnerable places, such as nursing homes
4. Schools, workplaces and other essential places have established preventive measures
5. The risk of importing new cases “can be managed”
6- Communities are fully dedicated, engaged and empowered to adjust to the new norm.
Tedros also stressed that the strong and resilient health systems are the best defense, not only against outbreaks and pandemics, but also against 9the multiple health threats that people around the world face every day.
“Don’t just undermine the health of individuals, families, and communities. They also put global security and economic development at risk.
“The world spends around us, 7.5 trillion on health. Each year, almost 10% of global GDP.
“But the best investments are in promoting health and preventing diseases, at the primary health care level, which will save lives and save money, ” Tedros added –Malaysia World News.