His boss World Health Organization (WHO) stated today that the “zero tolerance” policy adopted by China against Covid-19 is not viable given what is known about this disease.
«We do not think it is sustainable given the behavior of the virus at the moment and what we predict for the future (…) adopting a different strategy is very important“, Stressed the Center Antanom Gebregesous, during a briefing for journalists in Geneva.
Speaking after Tentros, WHO Emergency Management Director Mike Ryan said the impact of the “zero tolerance” policy on human rights must also be taken into account, along with the implications for a country’s economy of any coronavirus.
«It’s time to press the restart buttonRyan argued, however, that for some time this strategy had allowed China to record a very small number of deaths compared to its population, according to the EIA, which in turn cited: the AFP and Reuters agencies.
In this context, he noted that China recorded 15,000 deaths since the virus first appeared in the city of Wuhan in its late twenties 2019a relatively low number compared to them 999,475 at USA and more than 500,000 in India.
«It’s something China wants to protectHe admitted.
“In the face of the rising death toll from February to March, it makes sense for the government to react,” Ryan said.but all these actions, as we repeat from the beginning, must be taken with respect for people and human rights».
Late last week, China reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing a zero-sum strategy.huge advantage»In the fight against coronavirus, Despite the outrage in Shanghai, where residents in a strict lockdown are protesting by knocking pots from their windows.
Historic visit of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to China
In other news from Geneva to China, it became known today that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bacheletwill visit this country by the end of the month, as announced by its representative.
As part of her historic trip to China, according to Reuters, Bachelet is expected to visit, among other things, Xinjiangautonomous region of Uighurs.
«(The staff) is preparing for the visit of the High Commissioner. It is expected that her visit will take place by the end of the month“, Said Liz Thrushel to Reuters.
Michelle Bachelet will be done the first UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits China following Louise Arbor’s visit 2005.
Source: News Beast