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WHO warns Covid-19 may reignite if restrictions lifted too early as Austria & Denmark announce gradual reopening

Top News2020-04-08


While some nations are beginning to lift some of the measures they imposed in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the UN’s health body warned against being too hasty, saying it may result in a resurgence of the epidemic.

“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,” a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a briefing.

Christian Lindmeier added that the organization had no blanket recommendations to nations on how or when to lift pandemic lockdowns, but called on governments to stay on the cautious side.

Earlier this week, Austria and Denmark started lifting some of the lockdown measures imposed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Austria will reopen some small businesses, while Danish parents will be able to send smaller children to schools starting next week. Both nations say more relaxations may come in May unless the situation worsens.


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