Rome: Renowned Italian scientist says the actions taken by his country to prevent the Coronavirus do not appear to be working and that the strategy must be changed to isolate the public.
Italy, where the Coronavirus has the highest number of casualties in the world, has kept a nationwide lockdown for 3 weeks, but the number of cases that have come up in the last 3 days has been from 5,000 to 6,000.
Andrea Crisanti, a professor of microbiology at the University of Padua, told Radio Capital that many of these new cases are from people who moved from their family.
Instead of telling low-risk individuals to be isolated in homes, authorities should set up centers where they are away from their homes, as was done in China, where the virus first came out in December, he said.
He said, "Is there any problem, despite all these sanctions measures, cases are coming up, asking whether those who are ill at home are making other people in their family sick?" , According to me, infections are spreading in homes. '
He took the stand that such measures should be adopted all over the country, in Veneto where the lowest coronavirus was killed in Italy.
"We have to adopt aggressive methods of identifying sick people in homes," he said.
The scientist said, "We have to go to their homes, test their families, friends, and neighbors, and take all those people who have been diagnosed with the virus, and if they are good, they should move out of their homes to a place of residence. '
It should be noted that a few days ago, the president of the Civil Protection Agency, Angelo Borelli, said the rate of cases and casualties did not mean that the government's actions were ineffective.
"Without these measures, we would have got more numbers," he told reporters.