The WHO warns that ‘no country can just pretend the pandemic is over

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The World Health Organization urged countries to continue implementing safety measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, such as limiting public gatherings and protecting vulnerable groups as they try to reopen businesses and services. The WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual news briefing from the United Nations health agency’s Geneva headquarters “The more control countries have over the virus, the more they can open up. Opening up without having control is a recipe for disaster, and no country can just pretend the pandemic is over.”
Tedros also said “individuals must play their part” by wearing masks, social distancing and washing their hands frequently. He added that governments can avoid stay-at-home orders by implementing targeted responses to outbreaks through testing, contact tracing and isolation.

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