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  • Guinea - Covid-19: high rate of contamination, treatment centers at maximum capacity

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    Covid-19: high rate of contamination, lack of places in CTEs ... diagnosis of uneasy management

    By Mohamed Bangoura 1 hour ago in MAIN FOCUS , News , Latest News , Health

    Can we speak of a second wave of the spread of the new coronavirus in Guinea. It sounds like the contamination rate is on the rise.

    To date, it is 14%, a record figure never recorded even at the worst time of the start of the spread of the disease in the country.

    We are therefore witnessing an explosion of contact cases, some of which, we are told, are forced to confine themselves to their homes for lack of available places in epidemiological treatment centers.

    Donka being closed by decision of the health authorities, the epidemiological treatment centers have reached their maximum capacity.

    Worse, the viral load of this second wave is too high, epidemiologists testify. They fear the appearance of a new variant.

    What can this variant be of? For the moment, no study has been initiated to tell the public whether it is one of the variants that exist around the world or it is a new Guinean type.

    Mohamed

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      03/26/21

      Q&A: COVID-19 treatment centers are overwhelmed in Guinea
      ...
      By: Samuel Demba Duolamou

      As of March 26, 2021, Guinea officially has 19,232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 113 deaths. But, the number of patients who flock to dedicated treatment centers has recently seen a sharp increase.

      This situation worries the authorities especially when we know that the country has been facing, since February 14, 2021, another Ebola epidemic.

      “We go to wedding ceremonies, the nightclubs continue to be open at odd hours and these are places where they get together. There is talk of these places being closed for everyone ”
      Rémy Lamah, Minister of Health, Guinea

      SciDev.Net had an interview with the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Rémy Lamah, who analyzes this new wave of contamination.

      Guinea faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. This explains an overflow in the epidemiological treatment centers (CTEP). To date, the country has recorded more than a thousand cases in these structures. Is this new wave linked to the English or South African variants of the virus?

      Today I cannot tell you for sure whether or not we are dealing with this new variant. But never mind, three weeks ago, if I remember correctly, samples were sent to the Pasteur Institute in Dakar in Senegal to reassure themselves, but the first results were negative. But we continue to do investigations and very soon we will have devices to be able to isolate these new forms of the virus.

      But are you not behind compared to other countries? And what explains this rebound?

      No ! We are not late. There were samples that were taken and sent to the Pasteur Institute in Dakar to be able to confirm or deny the presence of these new variants. But after analysis, the results were negative. But you can see with me that there has been a total relaxation in respecting the measures that have been taken. Demonstrations were banned ...

      You are the Minister of Health, the first authority involved in the fight against this pandemic. And you see this slackening. Isn't that an admission of helplessness?

      It is not an admission of weakness. We give appropriate advice in relation to preventive measures. This is why the Prime Minister recently, in a meeting with the interministerial response committee, instructed the Minister of Security and the Minister of Territorial Administration to ensure strict compliance with these measures.

      At the level of our municipalities, for example, we attend wedding ceremonies, nightclubs continue to be open at undue hours and these are places where gatherings take place. There is talk of security forces ensuring that these places are closed to everyone. These are places of transmission of these viruses. You are in communication , we in health , regional administrators… Each one has a role to play with regard to the respect of these measures decreed by the health services.

      Do you confirm the information that the capacities of epidemiological treatment centers are overwhelmed?

      Exactly. Today we have a problem of reception capacity at the epidemiological treatment centers. When I take Gbessia's it is almost full. The National Health Security Agency was forced to open the Sonfonia center which has a capacity of two hundred beds.

      https://www.scidev.net/afrique-sub-s...des-en-guinee/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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