Countries seeing decline in COVID-19 cases could face “immediate second peak”, says WHO

The countries seeing a decline in Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases are still at the risk of facing an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to contain the spread of the outbreak, warned the World Health Organization on Monday, May 25.

“When we speak about a second wave classically what we often mean is there will be a first wave of the disease by itself, and then it recurs months later. And that may be a reality for many countries in a number of months’ time,” said WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan.

Noting that the world is still in the middle of the first wave of the Coronavirus outbreak, Ryan said that while there are countries where the number of cases is decreasing, they are still on a rise in Central and South America, South Asia and Africa.

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