WHO Chief Warns of Danger Returning to Lockdown

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When more and more countries are exploring ways to loosen the so-called lock-down constraints, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that the exit steps should be carried out extremely carefully.

“The danger of returning to the lockout remains very real if countries do not handle the transition very cautiously and with a staggered approach,” Xinhua news agency said at an online press conference with Geneva on Wednesday.

According to the WHO chief, more than 3.5 million cases of COVID-19 and almost 250,000 deaths have now been reported to WHO, and since the beginning of April, an average of around 80,000 new cases have been reported every day

It echoed six requirements that the WHO advises that countries adopt, including effective monitoring, the identification, examination, and care of every case and every touch, appropriate prevention measures at workplaces and classrooms, and maximum public participation in the post-locking “new normal.”

According to the WHO President, more than 3.5 million cases of COVID-19 and almost 250,000 deaths have now been reported to the WHO, and an average of about 80,000 new cases have been registered every day since the beginning of April.

 

“These aren’t just numbers — every single case is a mum, a wife, a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister, or a friend,” Tedros said.

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