Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Harris said if the spread corona virus in large waves not affected by the season that is happening as well as influenza.
“The season does not seem to affect the spread of the virus at this time. What affects the transmission of the virus is mass gatherings, people do not keep their distance, do not take precautions to ensure they are not in close contact,” Harris said while speaking to Irish radio station, Newstalk , Tuesday (7/28).
“People still think this has something to do with the season. What we all need to be aware of is that this virus is new and has a different behavior,” he added.
He warned that all people should not be complacent if the Covid-19 case in their country experienced a decline or easing lockdown.
“Unfortunately people interpret the end of the locking up area as the end of the plague. Whereas the easing lockdown is a time when you need to increase your vigilance, “he warned.
But he said easing lockdown it makes many people complacent and more relaxed, so it’s not surprising if there is an increase in the number of infections.
Especially according to him many young people who actually complacent and consider violations lockdown as their moment to enjoy the holiday and throw a party.
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“Indeed, we all only enjoy youth once. But it’s easier for parents like me to stay at home. But it must be remembered that this pandemic makes us think that you only have the chance to live once and there is only one family,” he said.
WHO says it has received reports from civil and health authorities about a higher proportion of new cases among young people.
Harris’s statement was delivered amid the emergence of the second wave of Covid-19 in a number of countries, including France, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, China, and Vietnam.
WHO regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge said that the increase in Covid-19 cases in the European region occurred in recent weeks because its citizens were bored staying at home and opting out to spend the summer holidays.
“Is this the first or second wave – what we know is that it is a consequence of changes in human behavior,” Kluge said in a radio interview. CNN.
Kluge said he was very optimistic that global citizens could fight the corona virus, but continued to warn that the pandemic was not over in the near future.
John Hopkins University statistics show that up to now there are 16,829,840 cases of Covid-19. The death rate due to corona virus throughout the world reached 662,297.