Epidemiologist Arturo Rebollón indicated this Thursday that it is possible that there will be a third wave of coronavirus infections in Panama, between end of March and beginning of April.
“This is like the story the wolf, we know mathematically that we can have a third wave at the end of March or the beginning of April. How do we know that? With mathematical projections, using comparative models with other countries that we know how the virus behaves, Spain is advancing two months with Panama, that is, we are seeing the future there,” Rebollón said.
He explained that before the third wave of COVID
-19 cases, new recommendations have been indicated to reduce the risk of contagion and specifically avoid new variants of the virus, such as the use of two masks, verify that the masks are well attached to the face, improve ventilation, as well as reinforce education and prevention campaigns.
“It is not that as we know that it is going to come, we remain seated for the wave to come, no, you have to prepare yourself, do educational campaigns, use educational centers to prepare people, that's what schools are for, I'd like to see the schools moving forward and say we are the educational centers and we are going to be in charge of educating 25% of the population about how they do not get infected, that is sustainable," he said.
Similarly, he pointed out that the Ministry of Health (Minsa
) could carry out educational campaigns with commercial establishments, so that the spread of COVID
-19 can be controlled.