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21 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Public will have to change behaviour “at least until a vaccine“, WHO says

By Samuel Horti

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the public to prepare for a new way of living until a coronavirus vaccine or treatment is ready.

Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director, told an online press conference that people will have to change their behaviour long-term in order to suppress the virus. “At least until a vaccine, or a very effective treatment, is found, this process will need to become our new normal,” he said.

He also warned that countries exiting lockdowns should only do so gradually to avoid a second spike of the virus.

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