WHO calls for considered exits from lockdowns

The World Health Organisation’s calling for countries to exit lockdowns in a ‘measured’ way.

There are now nearly 6.3 million cases of Covid-19 around the world and 376,000 deaths.

But many countries have begun to lift restrictions, including Ireland and the UK.

However, Dr Mike Ryan, from the W-H-O, insists this need to be done very carefully.

“What we’ve asked for is a careful stepwise approach.

“That measured approach allows countries to come out of the so called lockdowns, and replace lockdowns with a more comprehensive set of public health and social interventions, until we reach a point where we have vaccines or other interventions, that may eventually allow us to eliminate the virus.”


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