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WHO warns against easing coronavirus measures too early

“One of the most important parts is not to let go of the measures too early in order not to have a fall back again,” said WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier in a virtual briefing.

FILE: Medical workers remove a body from a refrigerated truck outside of the Brooklyn Hospital on 31 March 2020 in New York City. Due to a surge in deaths caused by the Coronavirus, hospitals are using refrigerated trucks to makeshift morgues. Picture: AFP.

GENEVA - The World Health Organisation has no blanket recommendation for countries and regions for easing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but urged them not to lift them too early, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

“One of the most important parts is not to let go of the measures too early in order not to have a fall back again,” said WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier in a virtual briefing.

“It’s similar to being sick yourself if you get out of bed too early and get running too early you risk falling back and having complications,” he added.

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