If the South Korean experience is anything to go by, the relaxation of lockdown restrictions can be followed by a second wave of escalating infections as COVID-19 is unleashed.
According to a report by Jamie Seidel in News.com.au, one post-lockdown ‘superspreader’ visited five of Seoul’s nightclubs causing somewhere around 30 confirmed COVID-19 infections and exposing a further 7,200 people to risk.
Just days after celebrations over the relaxing of lockdown restrictions and reopening of venues, South Korea was forced to close the 2,100 nightclubs and bars in its capital city and almost 6,000 venues in the surrounding province.
CoolGard has been developed to assist organizations in the post-lockdown environment where hyper-vigilance could be necessary for 18 months to two years, or until an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is widely available.
Even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, CoolGard remains an effective workplace health and safety solution to reduce the risk of influenza, which has always caused the loss of workplace productivity and threatened vulnerable members of society, and the next pandemic which many experts are saying is not a matter of “if” but “when”.
Update on China and Germany
By 14 May 2020, Jamie Seidel was reporting on flare-ups in Germany and Wuhan, China, after lockdowns were eased.
In Australia, along with Great Britain, the US, and other countries has many workers that have used up their paid sick leave by this point and cannot afford to take any unpaid days of sick leave. The risk of workers wanting to ‘soldier on’ at work despite having symptoms has never been greater.
“Everyone who hasn’t had COVID-19 is tinder for a fresh pandemic eruption,” wrote Jamie Seidel.
Source: News.com.au News.com.au