Canton Sarajevo is in the red Zone, the Peak of the fourth Pandemic Wave is still expected

Aida Pilav, a member of the Crisis Staff of the Ministry of Health of the Canton Sarajevo (CS), said that the CS is in the “red zone” due to the increase in the number of newly infected, but also that the Crisis Staff will introduce new recommendations if that growth becomes higher. Their proposal is that children go to school but that the last option for them is to attend online classes.

Assessing the current epidemiological situation in CS, she explained on Tuesday that the bulletin showed that out of 1.143 who had a PCR test, 14 percent were newly infected. She said that looking at those data, such indicators put CS between the 3rd and 4th level of the local transmission. “We fit into the so-called ‘red zone’. I will not say that we are worried about that, we expected that, considering the growth in the region. The fourth wave is underway and that is not unexpected for us. Our hospitals are slowly filling up. We don’t have patients on a respirator this morning, but there are those who are on non-invasive mechanical ventilation, ” Pilav pointed out on Tuesday.

What if there is a higher number of newly infected people?

Also, she stated that it is difficult to predict when the peak of this wave will occur, but it is certain that there will be a significant increase in the number of infected people in the following weeks.

Pilav noted that if there is an increase in the number of newly infected, it will probably be recommended that people work online, more precisely those who are in the office, but also that they will persist in keeping schools open for as long as possible. She added that if there is exponential growth, then it is likely to start with online teaching.

While speaking about the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Pilav told that the application of that dose started in some countries of the world after six months of receiving the second dose, but that the European Agency has not yet confirmed the third dose, but that if there is such a recommendation, it will probably be practiced in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as well, Buka writes.


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