“Lockdowns have one consequence that we must never forget, and that is that they make the poor even poorer. Let’s not use lockdowns as a primary tool for managing the epidemic,” Nabarro told The Spectator.
The World Health Organization warns that freezing the economy and all social activities will only lead to preserving the epidemic and unleash the economy, that is, economies, companies and citizens, and the virus will begin to spread again once the measures are eased. So the problem will only postpone it until later.
“At the World Health Organization, we do not advocate lockdowns as the primary tool in the fight against the virus. We consider it justified if it is used to reorganize – regroup forces and protect overstretched medical personnel. In general, we do not prefer to do so,” Nabarro said.
Cooperate and wash your hands
So what is the WHO suggesting instead of a lockdown? nothing new. Collaboration and the golden mean. “Develop better systems that can do this. Work together and learn from each other,” Nabarro said, noting that governments must find a reasonable balance between the impact on public health and the economy.
In addition, the World Health Organization calls on national governments to control the spread of the disease, to ensure that all infected people have access to health care, and to take preventive measures in workplaces, schools and other public places, to prevent the import of infection from abroad and to ensure adequate public awareness. You should be specially instructed on how the infection is spread and how it can be prevented by following basic hygiene habits.