South Africa to Reinstate Strict lockdown restrictions to fight Monkeypox?

indafrica May 27, 2022
Updated 2022/05/27 at 8:41 AM

Following COVID-19 with a Monkeypox chaser was not what we had hoped for this year, but the rare disease has now emerged in 19 countries where the virus is not endemic.

On Wednesday, health officials were asked if this could make the reinstatement of certain lockdown restrictions easier.
Fortunately, the experts have flatly rejected the idea.

Lockdown measures for Monkeypox? Don’t rely on it.
This is largely due to the fact that Monkeypox will not spread as easily as COVID-19 did. Despite the fact that there are numerous new cases being reported, this disease is spread through intimate, physical contact.

Case growth rates will not approach those of coronavirus.

The South African health system is prepared to deal with an increase in Monkeypox cases, and many hospitals are well-equipped to treat patients. Jacqueline Weyer, a representative of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), is unconcerned…

Given the low cost of lockdown restrictions, the expert is skeptical that they would have the desired effect. Furthermore, Monkeypox fatality rates remain extremely low, and a vaccine is already available for those who require it.

COVID-19 is not present in every disease outbreak…
Anyone attempting to scare the public into believing otherwise should be dismissed.

Weyer believes that monkeypox is more than manageable, and that measures such as border closures – even for a single day – would have serious consequences for South Africa.

“I believe we are all acutely aware of the economic and social impact of lockdown restrictions, and I believe it is always necessary to have a cost-benefit discussion.” Even if we had cases of monkeypox, our system would handle it.”

“We need to objectively weigh the risks and benefits of the situation, and I believe that’s what we’re seeing in the global community as well; it’s not just South Africa; no other countries have closed their borders.”

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