‘Countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic may have to deal with a resurgence of the disease after they lift lockdowns, a top WHO official has warned. To create a vaccine could take at least a year, he said.
“If we don’t put in place the strong public health measures now, when those movement restrictions and lockdowns are lifted, the danger is the disease will jump back up,” Dr. Mike Ryan has stressed.
Ryan, who serves as the head of the Health Emergencies Programme at the World Health Organization, also made an apparent reversal on previous advice from the UN body, saying there was no need to test everyone for the coronavirus.
“We need to actively search for cases of the virus and we need to test every single suspected case,” he said.
We don’t need to test everybody. We need to focus on testing those who may have the virus.
Earlier the WHO had been criticized by Finland for asking governments to carpet-test their citizens to deal with the outbreak.’