WHO outlines options for potential second wave

The World Health Organisation says lockdowns aren’t the only option for countries that have a second wave of Covid 19.

The global death toll from the disease has risen to over 416,000 and there are 7.3 million confirmed cases.

The US accounts for two million of them – and Brazil has seen the second worst outbreak with more than 772,000 cases.

The number of new infections has dropped in Europe.

The WHO’s Dr Mike Ryan says lockdown isn’t the only option if there’s another surge.

“It’s not a matter of ‘should we do lockdowns or should we not?’

“If lockdowns are not possible or not appropriate, then there are many, many other things that can be done.

“What we would like to see is investments in those other things, particularly investing at community level, in community led surveillance, in early warning and all the other measures.”


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