April 9: The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries not to lift measures put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus too early, Aljazeera reported.
According to Reuters, the WHO has no blanket recommendation for countries and regions for easing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The news agency reported citing a WHO spokesperson on Tuesday that lifting the measures too early could have repercussions.
“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,” the news agencies quoted WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier as saying 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.”
As of Thursday morning (April 9), the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 1.5 million people globally and claimed over 88,000 lives. The deadly disease that is believed to have originated in China’s Wuhan in late December last year has spread to 209 countries and territories and two international conveyances, according to Worldometer. The website reported that around 300,000 people have recovered so far.