WHO warns against ‘releasing pressure’ on coronavirus: ‘numbers can creep back up’
30 July 2020 | 3:18 pm
WHO's emergencies chief Michael Ryan warns governments against "releasing pressure" on coronavirus restrictions, saying that "numbers can creep back up", but says that keeping international borders sealed is "not necessarily a sustainable strategy for the world's economy".
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