Important Statement : Counselor / Mohamed Youssef Al-Zayani
Acting Chargé d’Affaires at the Libyan Embassy in the Kingdom of Sweden on April 8, 2020
The third meeting with the consulting physician, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Qadi Karolinska Hospital – Stockholm – On the strategy of the Kingdom of Sweden in the fight against corona virus – on April 20, 2020
The committee is tasked with:
Monitoring and following up the data, reports, information, awareness-raising publications, and precautions issued from the official authorities in the countries accredited by The Embassy of Libya – Sweden, and publishing them on its website.
Providing possible assistance and facilities to Libyan community individuals with cases of positive COVID-19, to ensure they are receiving the highest level of healthcare and treatment.
Providing the required care and support to the patient’s family during the treatment period until their complete recovery.
Explaining the communication protocol for reporting suspected Coronavirus cases to The Embassy of Libya – Sweden, through a manual guide containing information about the disease, prevention methods, and what is to be done in cases of confirmed infection. It also includes the duties and responsibilities of the embassy towards Libyan community individuals residing in the accredited countries.
We wish health and safety for everyone.
Embassy of Libya – Sweden
The second meeting with the consulting physician, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Qadi Karolinska Hospital – Stockholm – on April 8, 2020
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Methods of prevention from Coronavirus?
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How the virus started?
The virus is not “novel” (it was infecting animals) but it is new for humans after it becomes able to transmit between different types of creatures. Most of the first infected cases appeared at the seafood market in Wuhan city in south China. Many people in China are dealing closely with animals carrying viruses that can spread easily in countries with high population density. For example, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) disease appeared for the first time in bats then transmitted to cats from which it transmitted to human beings. SARS disease started in China in 2002 and caused the death of 774 persons among 8098 patients infected by the disease. The current virus is one of the known seven types of Coronavirus and it does not seem to mutate until now. Although the virus is stable, scientists continue to monitor it closely.
What are the symptoms of the disease?
Scientists confirm that symptoms of Coronavirus take about 5 days on average to appear. Symptoms start with fever followed by dry cough then after one week patients feel difficult breathing that requires treatment at the hospital. Symptoms may appear rarely in the form of sneezing or rhinorrhea from the nose. However, these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you are infected with the virus, as they are similar to other common viruses like common cold and Influenza. Coronavirus can cause, in the case of severe infection, pneumonia, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and failure of the functions of some body organs up to death.
How fast can this virus spread?
Hundreds of new cases are reported every day all over the world and there is a belief that health authorities are unlikely to detect many cases. Coronavirus appeared first in China, spread rapidly to other countries like South Korea, Italy and Iran and recently reached many Arab countries. As the spread of common cold and Influenza occurs mainly in winter, some people hope that this epidemic may reverse with the turn of seasons. School vacations can also limit the spread of the disease.
How dangerous is the virus and will my health condition improve?
World Health Organization (WHO) said, according to the data of 56,000 patients, that four out of every five Coronavirus patients will develop mild symptoms only and added that: 80% of Coronavirus patients have mild symptoms, 14% develop severe symptoms while 6% get sick seriously. The mortality rate of this disease seems to be low (around one to two percent) but these proportions are not confirmed as thousands of people are being treated now and some of them may die, therefore the mortality rate may increase. On the other side, the exact number of unreported cases with mild is unknown so the mortality rate can decline also. In order to think more comprehensively about this, there are about one billion people who have influenza every year and around 290,000 to 650,000 of them die as the severity of Influenza changes from a year to another.
Can Coronavirus be treated and cured?
The treatment of Coronavirus depends on basic procedures to keep the body of the patient able to perform the vital processes of the human body. For example, putting the patient on a ventilator device until the immune system becomes able to fight the virus. The work is continuing to develop a vaccine against the virus and researchers hope to start trials of possible vaccines on humans by the end of this year. Moreover, some hospitals are testing antiviral drugs to detect their effectiveness against this virus.