WHO Cautions Against Premature End to Isolation

Director General says transitions must be conducted with great care.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday, May 6th, warned countries about the risks of being forced back into confinement if, when relaxing their Covid-19 restrictions, they fail to conduct the transition "with great care and in a phased approach".

He listed a number of measures required before countries relaxed measures to control the spread of Covid-19, such as surveillance controls and health system preparedness.

"The risk of returning to lockdown remains very real if countries do not manage the transition extremely carefully, and in a phased approach," he . . .

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