Surging Covid-19 cases has become an intense issue since this October which is called as the second layer of virus. At present, more than 77 million thousand people are affected by the disease and around 1 million among them have lost their lives. While more than 64 million people have recovered from the virus. At present, there are four vaccines in the testing stage. While first vaccine has been approved to be used in the US.
More than 17 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections and more than 310,000 have died of COVID-19. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. https://t.co/trnjdR40fF— NPR (@NPR) December 21, 2020
“Vaccines will not eliminate the need for testing any time soon. It doesn’t mean we can let our guard down. The virus will not be gone.” said Dr Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown School of Public Health.
Cases have made a massive increase in Europe and South Africa. Many countries have banned international flights as well as major causes like educational institutes and public gathering areas. Saudi Arab has disallowed people to go across the border or travel through the sea.
Actions were taken to control surging COVID-19 cases
The world health organization has appealed to take serious actions. Regarding that, further restrictions have been enforced in the main cities of Europe. The government has averted the second lockdown, but new limitations across the entire continent have been made.
48 states are facing a rapid surge in cases while death rate rise is noted in 29 States.
Health authorities claim that small gathering among family and friends are the major reasons for COVID-19 to break through with such intensity.
Facilitates and preferences for testing amid surging Covid-19 cases
US government at present is testing around 1.9 million people daily, while according to researches conducted, it is needed to be at approximately 6 million per day.
12 states are arranging enough tests for the public. 9 states are close enough to that while 29 states are deprived of this facility.
It is recommended for hospital staff and nursing home residents to be tested two times a week, while college students, teachers, health care workers, public service staff and prison population should be tested once a week.
“We are in for a whole lot of hurt. It‘s not a good situation.”
Said doctor Anthony Faucudir, Institute of allergy and infectious diseases.
Restrictions in different countries
In Chicago, new curfews have been implemented for all unnecessary dealings. In some countries, even indoor dining is not allowed during the pandemic, that’s why business owners are disappointed.
In October, the virus hit 82 thousand cases in one day, that is the maximum rate since July 2020.
Saudi Arab banned international flights
Travelling has also affected, causing a rapid rise in the virus globally. Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned the International flight for a week, to prevent COVID-19 for the natives as well as foreigners. They have tweeted that the ban may extend for one more week. The passengers from Europe and UK countries are not allowed to travel to Saudi Arab, as COVID-19 cases are instinctively rising in second wave. The banned flights have also affected Umrah operation.