Second wave COVID-19 disaster in Suriname


This 13 May 2020 video says about itself:

What will the coronavirus second wave look like? | COVID-19 Special

As lockdown measures are lifted, many parts of the world are feeling a sense of relief. But experts warn of a second, possibly worse wave of the coronavirus.

There is a precedent for multiple peaks in a pandemic. The second wave of the 1918 Spanish flu was more deadly than the first. With coronavirus, could the worst be yet to come?

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

In Suriname, the number of diagnosed coronavirus infections has risen to 23. That was announced last night at a press conference. Last night there were still fifteen.

Ten of the 23 patients have recovered and one died. Five patients are on intensive care.

Correspondent Nina Jurna calls it shocking figures. “Suriname was almost coronavirus-free for a few weeks, but at the press conference it was said that there are probably more cases.” That’s bad news for the country, as it doesn’t have the resources to deal with a major outbreak. “There are only about thirty ventilators and not enough healthcare personnel.”

Suriname borders on Brazil, COVID-19 epicentre because of the pandemic denialist policies of extreme right President Jair Bolsonaro.

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  9. We all should be ready to fight the second and more powerful wave of corona pandemic. The infections can increase dramatically and physical distancing is very important since vaccine is not yet ready.

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