The head of COVID-19 Operations Command, Pilar Mazzetti, He maintained this Tuesday that the Executive is evaluating in what circumstances it would be appropriate to employ the use of facial protectors in order to avoid more cases of contagion of COVID-19.
Mazzeti indicated that the worldwide agreement is the use of masks, however, he considered that facial protectors are a suitable alternative, as long as the use of the object is handled correctly.
“What is a worldwide agreement is the use of masks. The product of facial protectors is an interesting alternative that, well used, like that of the mask, can give us a protection alternative, but it must be used correctly. If I put the face shield on with my hands I already contaminated my hands by touching it (because the shield has been exposed) if I put the face shield on the table, too“Mazzetti said in dialogue with Latina.
“The State is evaluating the use of face protectors. That is, where it is important to use it, not everywhere, but if it is an interesting alternative and that at some point an agreement will be reached to see in what circumstances to use it in order not to generate an economic market (due to the possible rise in prices). )“He added.
On the other hand, before the end of the confinement, the former Minister of Health commented that the majority of citizens will use public transport. Therefore, she recommended that it is necessary to keep the windows open, despite the cold.
“Public transport is very important to be able to travel to our work, in family matters, in different alternatives. However, it can certainly be a problem, it is winter, it is cold, it is very important to open the windows and let the air flow. The air has to circulate (to avoid contagion)“He commented.
Regarding these three months of quarantine, Pilar Mazzeti commented that what has been gained is time for better preparation in the health system in our country and this has been demonstrated with the union of the Ministry of Health, EsSalud, among other entities, Because – he said – it has allowed more equipment to be acquired.
“Our health system is very weak and fragile has not finished consolidating over time and with this weakness that each health subsystem has been on its side … I believe that these first two hammer blows have allowed us to get together, the private ones, the Minsa, EsSalud, the Armed Forces, the police forces, we have managed to implement more hospital beds and ICU beds“He pointed out.
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a wide family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases, which can be transmitted from animals to people (zoonotic transmission). According to studies, SARS-CoV was transmitted from the civet to humans, while MERS-CoV passed from the dromedary to people. The last known case of coronavirus is COVID-19.
In summary, a new coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been found before in humans and owes its name to its appearance, as it is very similar to a corona or halo.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease that was discovered in Wuhan (China) in December 2019, as a result of the outbreak of the virus that began to kill many people.
The International Committee on Virus Taxonomy designated the name of this new coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2.
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