13.Oct .2020 12:03

WHO against COVID-19 lockdowns - economy suffers

WHO against COVID-19 lockdowns - economy suffers
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The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks - after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they reopen.

WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last resort, the British magazine the Spectator reported in a video interview. “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Nabarro said. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”