Beware Easing Restrictions Too Early, Warns WHO

- Apr 11, 2020-

Beware easing restrictions too early, warns WHO

The World Health Organization on Friday said it is working with some countries on strategies to gradually and safely ease restrictions, but warned against a rush to lift measures.

The warning came after officials in the United States and several European countries had spoken about easing lockdown restrictions and reopening their economies.

"I know that some countries are already planning the transition out of stay-at-home restrictions. WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference from Geneva.

He said that lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence, and the way down can be as dangerous as the way up if not managed properly.

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