The delegation of nine Chinese experts who help the authorities in Italy to control the expansion of the coronavirus today considered that the country should impose more restrictive measures to ensure that all people stay at home and stop the spread.
This team of researchers and doctors has fought the spread of the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, the focus of the outbreak, and they have been in Italy since March 13 to advise the country’s authorities in the fight against this pandemic.
The vice president of the Chinese Red Cross and head of this team, Yang Huichuan, appeared Thursday at a press conference in Milan (north), the capital of Lombardy, the most affected region, and said that there are still too many people on the streets. .
“You are not carrying out street closure policies, because public transport still works, people are still circulating and you are having dinners and parties in hotels and you are not wearing masks,” he said, the day China has reached for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the zero growth of new local infections.
He stressed that “what Italy is experiencing right now is similar” to what happened “in the city of Wuhan” and said that to end the contagions, “all economic activity must be stopped and the mobility of people must be cut off.”
“Everyone should stay at home in quarantine,” he argued, while indicating that all citizens, not just the government and health personnel, have to “strictly follow these closure policies.”
Huichuan also acknowledged that the world is moving “towards an international infectious disease control practice” that is very positive.
Along with him, the president of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, also appeared before the media, who announced that he will ask the Italian Executive “to put in place even more rigorous procedures than has been applied to date.”
“Those who have directly managed the Wuhan crisis” are “surprised that there are too many people on the streets, that too many people use public transport and that so few people wear face masks,” he said.
“If we don’t change the way we deal with this problem, the virus will continue to circulate,” he added.
The coronavirus in Italy has already left 2,978 deaths and 35,713 total infections, according to the latest official balance.
China reached zero growth today for the first time since the start of the pandemic of new local infections in the country, including in the epicenter of Wuhan, although cases from abroad continued to rise, with 34 infected detected in the last 24 hours. .