Folks wearing face-masks line up to preserve supplies from a shop all around the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona, Spain on April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Teaming up with Lady Gaga to starting up a coronavirus consciousness stay performance, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said masks would perchance well well be justified in areas the do hand-washing and physical distancing are complicated.
- AFP Geneva
- Final Updated: April 6, 2020, 11: 41 PM IST
The WHO said Monday that facemasks would be justified in areas the do hand-washing and physical distancing had been complicated, as it teamed up with Lady Gaga to starting up a gargantuan coronavirus consciousness stay performance.
World Successfully being Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said masks by myself though had been no “silver bullet” to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 70,000 folk.
“Worldwide locations would perchance well well attend in mind the usage of masks in communities the do other measures similar to cleaning palms and physical distancing are more tough to scheme attributable to of lack of water or runt dwelling conditions,” Tedros steered a digital briefing in Geneva.
“Masks would perchance well merely aloof easiest ever be oldschool as half of a total kit of interventions There’s no dusky or white acknowledge, and no silver bullet. Masks by myself cannot cease the COVID-19 pandemic.”
On the alternative hand, he wired that the mass spend of scientific masks would perchance well well exacerbate the dearth of retaining equipment for healthcare workers.
In the period in-between he teamed up with US singer Lady Gaga to lisp a stay performance on April 18 entitled “One World: Collectively at Dwelling”.
It’s miles billed as a “world broadcast and digital particular to present a steal to frontline healthcare workers” and the WHO.
The gig will characteristic stars in conjunction with Andrea Bocelli, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, John Tale, Keith Metropolis, Lang Lang, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
Tedros also lashed out at “racist” solutions from some scientists that Africa would be oldschool as a discovering out ground for a vaccine, which is regarded as 12 to 18 months away.
“Africa cannot and can merely now not be a discovering out ground for any vaccine,” he said, in conjunction with that the advice changed into once a hangover from the “colonial mentality”.
“It changed into once a shame, appalling, to listen to all around the 21st century, to listen to from scientists, that more or less observation. We condemn this within the strongest terms doable, and we guarantee you that this could well now not happen,” he added.