In the Italian city of Vaud, they conducted an experiment to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All residents of the city were tested, and infected were quarantined.
In the city of Vaud in northern Italy, the emergence of new cases of coronavirus was stopped by a successful experiment. It is reported by Sky News.
Vaud was one of 11 cities and villages in the center of a coronavirus outbreak in Italy. After the outbreak began, all 3.4 thousand residents were tested for coronavirus. Those who were diagnosed with the disease were immediately sent to quarantine, and all those who contacted them were isolated.
Professor Andrea Cresanti from the University of Imperial College London, who participated in the experiment, said that after 10 days all residents were tested again, and as a result, the number of cases fell by 90%.
As of the evening of March 18, 35 713 people were infected with the coronavirus in Italy. Among them, 28,710 are currently continuing treatment, 2978 have died, another 4025 have recovered, according to the Italian Ministry of Health.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins Institute, by the evening of March 17, the total number of people infected in the world exceeded 190 thousand, more than 7.5 thousand people died.
Italy ranks first in the world in terms of the spread of coronavirus and second in the number of infected and dead (after China).
Since March 11, strict quarantine measures have been in force in Italy. The authorities closed all educational institutions, shops (in addition to grocery and pharmacies), as well as bars and restaurants, banned mass meetings, canceled almost all sports events. Limitations will last until at least March 25th.