Coronavirus: Forgoing Christmas gatherings is the ‘safest bet’ for some, says WHO

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO. (File photo: AFP)

The “safest bet” for some families will be not to have family gatherings this Christmas in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for COVID-19, said on Monday.

Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.

“In some situations, the difficult decision not to have a family gathering is the safest bet,” she told a virtual briefing in Geneva.

Read more:

Coronavirus: WHO advises against use of Gilead’s remdesivir for hospitalized patients

Coronavirus: WHO warns of COVID-19 momentum as winter looms

Coronavirus: WHO reports 65 staff COVID-19 infections since pandemic began

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Monday, 23 November 2020 KSA 20:49 - GMT 17:49
Top