Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "there is a long way from over" the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
"But we have many reasons to be optimistic. The decrease in the number of cases and deaths in the first two months of the year indicates that this virus and its variants can be stopped," he said.
Ghebreyesus said in a statement that measures such as physical distance, mask, hand hygiene, ventilation, testing, isolation, and quarantine "continue to work" against Covid-19.
"However, confusion, indifference, and inconsistency in public health measures and their implementation cause contagion and cost lives," Ghebreyesus said.
Ghebreyesus said in a statement that WHO opposes "endless closures". But right now in many countries, intensive care units are overflowing and people are dying. This is completely preventable," he said.