Coronavirus: WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of Covid-19 restrictions

GENEVA/ZURICH (REUTERS) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned countries on Friday (April 10) to be cautious about lifting restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

The WHO would like to see an easing, but at the same time”lifting restrictions could lead to a deadly resurgence,” director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference.

A medical staff member takes care of an intensive care patient infected with Covid-19 in Paris.
A medical staff member takes care of an intensive care patient infected with Covid-19 in Paris.PHOTO: AFP

He said there had been a “welcome slowing” of epidemics in some European countries – Italy, Germany, Spain and France – but there had been an “alarming acceleration” in other countries including community transmission in 16 countries of Africa.

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