Coronavirus is ‘not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world’: WHO

A photo shows the logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) at their headquarters in Geneva. (File photo: Reuters)

Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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“On upticks, yes we have seen in countries around the world - I’m not talking specifically about Europe - when the lockdowns ease, when the social distancing measures ease, people sometimes interpret this as ‘OK, it’s over’,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva.

“It’s not over. It’s not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world,” she said, adding that US protesters must also take precautions when gathering.

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