WHO warns Governments not to ease lockdown: WHO warns Governments not to ease lockdown: The World Health Organisation says there will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future. WHO warns that countries easing lockdown are heading in the wrong direction.
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director General, asks governments to focus. Make your citizens understand the importance of maintaining the lockdown, he continues.
During an online briefing Dr Tedros speaks, “The virus remains public enemy number one, but surprisingly the actions of many governments and people do not reflect this,”
WHO warns Governments not to ease COVID-19 lockdown
Dr Tedros laments that some leaders are undermining trust, which is the most critical ingredient of any response.
He continues to warn that things will “get worse” unless governments communicate clearly with their citizens and roll out a comprehensive strategy focused on suppressing transmission and other preventive measures.
More than 230,000 cases of new infections were reported on Sunday, according to Dr Tedros, of which almost 80 per cent were from just 10 countries and about half from just two countries which is scaring the organisation.
“But it does not have to be this way. Every leader should do their bit to break the chains of Covid-19 transmission and end the collective suffering,” he says.
“We were not prepared collectively, but use all the tools we have to bring this pandemic under control. And we need to do it right now,” he added.
Traders in Uganda are demanding government to reopen business still under lockdown.
Ms Amelia Kyambadde the Minister of Trade, assures there are plans to reopen arcades in Kampala by Friday.
Uganda’s cumulative number of Covid-19 cases is increasing. Now the question remains should the Government go on to ease every thing or it should not.
Following the warning from WHO and the current situation of common Ugandan operating in arcades Bodaboda saloon among others.