In the wake of easing of lockdown measures with an aim of saving the economy, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that numerous countries are adopting the wrong approach in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WHO reminded the world at large that the basics of physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks and staying home if sick, is a must for the people, else the pandemic will get “worse and worse and worse.”
WHO Chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “I want to be straight with you – there will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future … Let me blunt – too many countries are headed in the wrong direction. The virus remains public enemy number one, but the actions of many governments and people do not reflect this.”
The WHO chief said four scenarios were now playing out around the world which include countries that were alert and avoided large outbreaks, those that got a major outbreak under control, those that eased restrictions but were now suffering new infections, and those in an intense transmission phase.