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WHO warns against rushed end to coronavirus lockdowns; spread latest

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Zurich/Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The World Health Organization warned on Wednesday that countries emerging from restrictions to halt the new coronavirus must proceed “extremely carefully” or risk a rapid rise in new cases. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries needed to ensure they had adequate measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory disease like tracking […]

Countries must ease lockdowns slowly, be ready for virus to jump back – WHO

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Geneva, Switzerland/London, UKReuters Countries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being “on the look-out” for COVID-19 and ready to restore restrictions if the virus jumps back, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Vulnerable people in institutions, including those in long-term care facilities, prisons and migrant dormitories, must be protected, its top emergencies expert Dr […]

Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work

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Rome, ItalyReuters Many Italian companies and academics are pressing the government to reopen factories to prevent an economic catastrophe, as the world watches how the first Western country to impose a lockdown can extricate itself from the unprecedented measures. The same debate is being held around the globe: how long and stringently can bans to […]