WHO: We Cannot ‘End the Pretense’


The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that people “cannot pretend to have an epidemic”, as countries have imposed restrictions to reduce the spread of coronovirus.

WHO Director General Tedros Adnom Ghebius has warned that countries should not reopen the economy if they do not have control over the virus.

During a virtual briefing, he said, “The more control countries have the virus, the more they can open. Opening without control is a recipe for disaster.” “No country can just pretend to be an epidemic.”

He also reportedly said that countries should prevent deaths by protecting vulnerable people, including older people, people with underlying conditions, and essential workers, which he said could reduce the burden on health systems and save lives. helps.

“If countries are serious about opening up, they should be serious about suppressing transmission and saving lives,” he said. “It may sound like an impossible balance, but it is not. It can be done and it has been done.”

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, coronoviruses have infected more than 25 million people and killed 848,000 globally. The United States has recorded more than 183,4888 cases, more than 6 million and most deaths.

States across America have reopened to varying degrees. There are no national coronavirus restrictions throughout the US

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