Impact of returning population migration after the Chinese Spring Festival on the COVID-19 epidemic [关于春节返程人口流动对新型冠状病毒肺炎(COVID-19)疫情影响的讨论]

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its spread throughout the China have caused a huge impact on China and the international community. And now it becomes a worldwide infectious disease which poses a major threat to the lives of people around the world. What is worth noting about China is five million people left Wuhan before the Spring Festival, which caused the nationwide spreading of COVID-19 epidemic. Then, it raises a question of concern, should the return of migrant workers and students after the Spring Festival cause an increase in the epidemic?

Empathy and use of evidence in handling travellers coming from covid-19 high-risk countries

Most African countries have implemented the recommendation to quarantine travellers coming from COVID-19 high-risk countries. This is a noble public health intervention which has been shown to reduce new infections and mortality. There have been reports of hostility towards travellers returning from COVID-19 high-risk countries regarding quarantine especially in developing countries. Some have been housed in squalid conditions or asked to pay for their own accommodation in private facilities. Moreover, quarantine has been associated with mental and psychological consequences.

Epidemiological characteristics and treatment outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Ethiopia

Introduction: coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness which epidemiologically linked to the seafood and wet animal wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since there is paucity of research on characteristics and treatment outcomes of COVID-19, the finding of this study will helps to provide insight for the effectiveness of measures to fight against coronavirus disease in resource-limited countries.

Cochrane corner: Effectiveness of quarantine in reducing the spread of COVID-19

Introduction: there is no effective vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at present, so non-pharmacological interventions like quarantine are advocated to control its spread. Quarantine refers to the restriction of the movement of asymptomatic healthy people who have had contact with cases of a communicable disease. We highlight a Cochrane rapid review, published in April 2020, on the effectiveness of quarantine in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

First COVID-19 related death in Pakistan in a patient with a travel history in Saudi Arabia

Rationale: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been recognized as highly pathogenic. The current pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 has been spread globally and infected more than 200 countries. Patient concerns: We report the first confirmed fatal case of COVID-19 in Pakistan. A 50-year-old man returned from Saudi Arabia on March 09, 2020 and presented with cough, fever, malaise, poor appetite and difficulty in breathing to the Pulmonologist at District Headquarter Hospital Mardan. Diagnosis: The patient was initially diagnosed as COVID-19 suspected case.

Detection of pulmonary embolism in returning travelers with hypoxemic pneumonia due to Covid-19 in reunion island

The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of pulmonary embolism in returning travelers with hypoxemic pneumonia due to COVID-19. All returning travelers to Reunion Island with hypoxemic pneumonia due to COVID-19 underwent computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and were included in the cohort. Thirty-five patients were returning travelers with hypoxemic pneumonia due to COVID-19 and had recently returned from one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak (mainly from France and Comoros archipelago).

COVID-19 response in Nigeria: Health system preparedness and lessons for future epidemics in Africa [La réponse à la COVID-19 au Nigéria: préparation des systèmes de santé et leçons pour de futures épidémies en Afrique]

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will continue to have a significant impact on the way we live for at least the next few years until the scale-up of production and administration of an effective vaccine. Unfortunately, this will not be the last pandemic of infectious diseases the world will experience, and the next one may have more devastating consequences in Africa than COVID-19, unless critical lessons for the future are learnt now for more rapid and robust containment measures.

COVID-19-related healthcare closures negatively affect patient health and postoperative recovery

Objective To determine how COVID-19-related healthcare closures affect the health, recovery and access to resources of preoperative and postoperative orthopaedic sport medicine patients. Methods Patients whose orthopaedic restorative surgeries were postponed as well as those within 3 months postoperative completed electronic questionnaires assessing physical health, emotional health, virtual care and access to resources. The EuroQoL-five-dimensional-three level (EQ-5D-3L) was included as a quantitative and standardised measure of general health status.

The Effects of Incriminating COVID-19 News on the Returning Indonesians’ Anxiety

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Governments have urged their citizens to return to their home countries. In the case of Indonesia, some new coverage about COVID-19 which is disseminated by major national media channels has negatively influenced Indonesian travelers’ mental condition. Returning Indonesians face anxiety for having been labeled as “virus carriers.” This article explores how sensationalism in media reports may affect society’s perspective toward returning Indonesian tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic.