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COVID-19: Don’t Rush To Lift Restrictions Too Quickly, WHO Urges Nations

(FILE) World Well being Organisation (WHO) Director-Normal, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on the WHO Headquarters on March 11, 2020 in Geneva./ AFP

 

 

The World Well being Organisations (WHO) has urged nations to not be in a rush to rescind lockdown insurance policies carried out to forestall the coronavirus pandemic.

The WHO’s Director-Normal, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the decision at a COVID-19 media briefing on Friday.

Ghebreyesus warned that if nations rushed to elevate restrictions, “the virus could resurge and the economic impact could be even more severe and prolonged.”

“Financing the health response is, therefore, an essential investment not just in saving lives, but in the longer-term social and economic recovery,” he added.

The WHO chief suggested nations to give attention to three key areas – the implementation of core public well being measures, the strengthening of well being employees’ welfare and the removing of economic boundaries to healthcare for all residents.

“If people delay or forego care because they can’t afford it, they not only harm themselves, they make the pandemic harder to control and put society at risk,” Ghebreyesus mentioned.

He suggested governments to “think about using money transfers to essentially the most weak households to beat boundaries to entry.

“This can be notably essential for refugees, internally displaced individuals, migrants and the homeless.”

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