Health experts assured that the risk of contagion will begin to decrease after half of the current year (June-July).
There is also a risk of a second spike in the epidemic, as a result of asymptomatic carriers who infect people unknowingly. It was also highlighted that many people are not wearing a mask or following hygiene rules.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also estimated that safety and distancing measures will have to be maintained for at least 1 year after the decrease of the Pandemic.
Although it is not very common, there are known cases in different countries around the world in which people who have been cured, contract the virus again a few days or weeks later.
For this reason, it was asked if they were discharged from hospitals too quickly, in addition to trying to define the ideal period of time to allow patients to return home; or if the virus could be latent and attack again later.
Despite various studies, the way the virus can reactivate again is still not well understood.
Meanwhile, the only certain solution is to continue with severe mobility restrictions, carry out massive tests of covid-19 along with quarantines, as in the case of South Korea, or a combination of both strategies, as carried out in China.
The virus can last much longer
The WHO director assured that the worst of the virus is yet to come, especially in African countries, since their health systems are one of the most weakened.
Despite the fact that the number of infected in the world exceeds the number of 2 million people, the way the virus is transmitted makes it even more dangerous.
Another risk is represented by people who carry the virus without symptoms. Despite being apparently healthy, they can still infect others.
Due to these risks, it is important to follow the health and distancing measures for as long as necessary.