The WHO Warned Of The Danger Of Early Cancellation Of Coronavirus Restrictions
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the unjustified lifting of various restrictions imposed in connection with the coronavirus is fraught with new outbreaks of infection.
Isolation measures have proven effective, and people should be prepared for a new way of life, WHO regional Director for the Western Pacific Takeshi Kasai said in a video conference on Tuesday.
"At least until a vaccine or very effective treatment methods are found, this process (isolation - if) should become our new norm," the WHO expert said.
According to him, governments considering the possibility of lifting restrictive measures should do so carefully and gradually, as well as continue to monitor the epidemic situation. As long as the coronavirus is circulating, no country is immune from a potential new outbreak, he said. "People and society must be prepared for a new way of life," Kasai repeated.
Kasai also noted that it is impossible to talk about the cause of the appearance and place of the beginning of the spread of the coronavirus. "Conclusions have not yet been made," he stressed. According to him, "some evidence points to the animal origin of the virus."
On Monday, April 20, the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that humanity still faces difficult tests related to COVID-19, but expressed hope that the world can "prevent this tragedy."
"Many people simply do not understand what this virus is," the WHO Director-General said. He explained that, on the one hand, COVID-19 is very contagious, and on the other hand, it poses a serious threat to certain groups of the population.