In coordination with Al-Rusafa Emergency Department, diyala emergency Emergency Department and CBRN team of the General Directorate of Civil Defense and in partnership with Baghdad Women's Association BWA, Sergio de Mello's team has implemented a rapid response plan to help address the new coronavirus outbreak in In Baquba district of Khan Al-Walawa on Friday, May 29, 2020, which has a minimum of 16 infections within a geographical area estimated at 400 m x 400 m, therefore, the small geographical area makes it a considered as a focus focal outbreak of the virus. Sergio de Mello Immediate Response Team (SIRT) has begun its tasks by implementing the plan agreed where BWA equipped the team with sodium hypochlorite sterilization and a concentration and purity ratio of 11% with a chlorine-stabilized substance to prevent its sublimation. The team, accompanied by wheels and Civil Defense emergency members, began sterilizing 4 infected houses, while the Diyala Emergency team sterilized four other houses as a partnership and 50-50. Meanwhile, the teams have taken the initiative to clear/Sterilize the homes surrounding the virus-infected places according to their request and desire.
On the other hand, Sergio de Mello team monitored the living situation of citizens, where as a result of the isolation by militarily from other areas and the interruption of livelihoods and work and the presence of a number of families in need of material and in-kind assistance (although some of them referred to cases of social solidarity), there is a need to conduct an emergency and urgent relief campaign in order to help them, especially since there is a high population discipline in terms of commitment to social spacing and curfew compared to other provinces. It should also be noted that citizens are easily dealt with as they have shown great cooperation with all health committees or sterilization and disinfection teams.
Also other difficulties emerged for the team, which limited many of its work, the most important of which was the high temperature, which reached 43 degrees Celsius and with equipment, protective leather clothing, plastic gloves, masks, air purification masks and the use of chlorine, the team faced a difficult situation that greatly limited the team's ability to perform its work more quickly, especially since it was initiated processing and work between 8.30 and 12.30, 2.15 and 5.00 p.m. As a result of chlorine fumes and high heat.
On the other hand, the team faced another obstacle, namely the large size of the houses in general or the scattering of the houses that is infected in five locations within the area and the difficulty of moving the pelvic car used to land the tanks for sterilization liquids as a result of the drooping of the wires of special electricity processing.
However, the staff and teams have helped to complete their tasks with the presence of a local administration and elders who understand the situation and the current situation.