south America has become the new epicentrum for coronapandemien. It says the WHO's head of akutberedskab, Mike Ryan, Friday at a news conference.
He adds that Brazil is clearly the most affected' country.
In a way, south America has become the new epicentrum. We have seen many south american countries, with an increase in the number of cases, says Mike Ryan.
- clearly, There is a concern in many of these countries, but the most affected is clearly Brazil at the present time, he adds.
the Number of deaths among persons with coronasmitte in Brazil passed Thursday 20,000. It is a doubling in only 11 days.
on Thursday put the number of coronadødsfald a new record with 1188 deaths in a day, reported the brazilian ministry of health.
the Country's new minister of health - which is the third entry in the course of coronakrisen - have recommended the use of klorokin and as hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of Covid-19.
The same president Jair Bolsonaro.
on Friday, shows a large study, however, that the treatment may be more harmful than beneficial for coronapatienter. The two drugs are usually used against arthritis and malaria. In the worst case, a coronapatient die of it.
Friday, expresses Mike Ryan also a concern for some african countries, which have seen a significant increase in the number of new smittetilfælde in the past week.
Nine african countries, which so far has had a relatively low number of deaths among coronasmittede, have seen increases of about 50 percent in the past week.
In other african countries, the situation is stable or the death toll falling.
It may be due to that the continent generally has a very young population. Half of the africans is 18 years of age or younger.
Anyway, there is some concern in the WHO that the epidemic will spread on the continent. Many countries have 'significant gaps' in their health systems, and lack of respirators, says Mike Ryan.