FILE PHOTO: Director Fresh of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the command of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Command
GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced command on Monday that the wearing of medical masks by the overall public could perchance well perchance exacerbate the dearth for health workers who are on the front traces of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lockdowns in quite so a lot of areas are proving effective in dampening spread of the virus, nonetheless any lifting of restrictions requires a calibrated, step-wise procedure in line with files, it acknowledged.
“Masks alone can now not end the pandemic, international locations must continue to search out, isolate and address every case and designate every contact,” WHO director-overall Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a news conference. He introduced that Lady Gaga would reveal a televised live stay efficiency with different top entertainers on April 18 to judge funds to assist fight the pandemic.
Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Silke Koltrowitz