GENEVA: me nations have seen “upticks” in Covid-19 instances as lockdowns ease, and populations should defend themselves from the coronavirus whereas authorities proceed testing, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) mentioned on Friday.
The epicentre of the pandemic is at present in nations of Central, South and North America, significantly the US, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris mentioned.
“On upticks (in cases), yes we have seen in countries around the world – I’m not talking specifically about Europe – when the lockdowns ease, when the social distancing measures ease, people sometimes interpret this as ‘OK, it’s over’,” Harris instructed a UN briefing in Geneva.
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“It’s not over. It’s not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world,” she mentioned.
Harris, referring to US demonstrations because the killing of George Floyd 10 days in the past, she mentioned that protesters should take precautions. “We have certainly seen a lot of passion this week, we’ve seen people who have felt the need to be out and to express their feelings,” she added. “We ask them to remember still protect yourself and others.”
To keep away from an infection, the WHO suggested individuals to take care of a distance of no less than 1 metre (three toes), ceaselessly wash fingers and keep away from touching their mouth, nostril and eyes, Harris mentioned.