The World Health Organization supports opening countries after quarantine, but it is important to take precautions to avoid a disaster, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing.
“WHO fully supports efforts to open up economies and communities. We want to see children go back to school, and people go back to their jobs. But we want to see it happen safely. The more countries control the virus, the more they can open up. Opening without control is a recipe for disaster,” he said.
According to him, states should take at least four necessary steps before returning to normal life.
In particular, to limit the transmission of the virus among large groups of people. Such infections are recorded at mass events, including night clubs, stadiums, and major religious gatherings.
Second, it is important to protect the most vulnerable groups to the virus to reduce mortality. Third, everyone should contribute to the safety of society by wearing a mask, keeping a distance, and washing their hands. And fourthly, the authorities must take measures to identify, isolate, test, and treat cases, as well as to track contacts.