The risk of corona infection is now higher within the family than on the street, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. This is due to all the measures taken by many countries, from lockdown and curfew to no-contact and the call to keep at least 1.5 meters away to prevent the virus from spreading.
In a way, the transfer from the street has been moved to the family, according to the WHO’s emergency response coordinator in Geneva. The risk of contamination lurks in your own home. In most parts of the world, most infections now take place there, he says.
According to the WHO, it is necessary to isolate persons who appear sick immediately and, if they are indeed infected, quarantine them. Relaxation of strict measures can only be envisaged if this is guaranteed.