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'Very damaging' SECOND wave of Covid-19 might come as international locations carry restrictions, WHO warns

'Very destructive' SECOND wave of Covid-19 may come as countries lift restrictions, WHO warns


There’s a “particular menace” of a repeat Covid-19 outbreak if nations rising from their first wave aren’t vigilant, a senior official on the UN’s well being watchdog has warned the Russian diaspora, as international locations ease restrictions.

Hans Kluge, the European director for the World Well being Group (WHO) on Wednesday reiterated the physique’s message: though the coronavirus pandemic has apparently been introduced below management, its menace stays as persistent because it was when the an infection first emerged in China final yr.

“We nonetheless have neither a vaccine nor a treatment for Covid-19,” he mentioned, throughout a information convention. Kluge was talking in Russian to achieve folks in international locations the place many know the language, from Russia itself to Armenia and Israel.

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“The second wave shouldn’t be inevitable. However an growing variety of nations are lifting restrictions, and there’s a particular menace of a repeat outbreak of the Covid-19 an infection. If these outbreaks usually are not remoted, a second wave might come and it might be very damaging,” Kluge cautioned.

The excellent news, the official added, is that humanity now could be in a greater form to cope with coronavirus after the primary outbreak. “We higher perceive the virus, which measures work, how we should put together,” he identified.

The WHO has repeatedly been warning nations to keep up a sluggish and conservative tempo in lifting nationwide lockdowns, to forestall the illness from spinning uncontrolled once more. Italy, the worst-hit nation in Europe, this week allowed vacationers from different EU member states and the UK to enter with out having to spend two weeks in self-isolation upon arrival.

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6.four million Covid-19 circumstances had been recognized globally as of Wednesday. The virus has claimed over 380,000 lives the world over, in response to a Johns Hopkins College tally.

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