Easing lockdown restrictions at early stage could spark resurgence in infections: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a deadly resurgence in infections.
Speaking at a virtual news conference in Geneva, WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said although some countries struggle with the economic impact, however, they should be cautious about easing restrictions.
Spain and Italy, the worst affected countries of Europe, are relaxing some measures, while their lockdowns continue.
According to reports, number of coronavirus cases has risen to over 1.6 million with over100,000 deaths across the world.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday announced that Italy would remain in full lockdown until 3rd of May to reduce coronavirus infections.
The Italian prime minister, while announcing in Rome, said, “If we gave up now, we would put all the positive results achieved so far at stake and restart with a new rise in the death toll.”
Italy since February 20, has recorded the world’s highest death toll, 18,850.