Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus: WHO's top emergency expert

by International | 22-03-2020 | 11385 views

LONDON: Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, there need to be public health measures to avoid a resurgence of the virus later on- the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said on Sunday.

“What we really need to focus on is finding those who are sick, those who have the virus, and isolate them, find their contacts and isolate them,” Mike Ryan said in an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

“The danger right now with the lockdowns ... if we don’t put in place the strong public health measures now, when those movement restrictions and lockdowns are lifted, the danger is the disease will jump back up.”

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