WHO urges countries ‘not to lose gains’ by prematurely lifting Covid restrictions – video

Posted by on July 7, 2021 1:43 pm
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The World Health Organization has urged countries to use extreme caution when easing Covid-19 restrictions to reopen their economies. Dr Michael Ryan, director of the WHO health emergencies programme, said: ‘The idea that everyone is protected and it’s Kumbaya and everything goes back to normal, I think right now is a very dangerous assumption.’ Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added that the pandemic was not over and that the milestone of 4 million reported deaths had just been passed. 

Their comments came as Boris Johnson set out plans to end social and economic coronavirus restrictions in England on 19 July

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