Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Shocking news came from the World Health Organization (WHO). One of the leaders of this organization, called on world leaders to stop locking down (lockdown) for the sake of the economy.
This was stated by Dr. Davis Nabarro. It even claims the only success lockdown is increasing poverty, without mentioning the potential to save lives.
“The lockdown has only one consequence which you should not underestimate, and it is making the poor even poorer,” he was quoted as saying in Australian media. News.com who quotes The Spectator.
“We at WHO, do not recommend locking, as the primary means of controlling this virus.”
He insisted lockdown can be justified only to give leaders time to redesign resources to protect their healthcare workers. It says consequences lockdown many global industries were destroyed, for example tourism and small agriculture.
“It looks like we may have double the world‘s poverty by next year. We may have at least double the amount of child malnutrition,” he said.
He also asked world leaders to do another way. For example, working with each other.
This is different from previous calls made by the UN agency. WHO has warned countries several times not to act quickly to lift lockdowns, especially during the face of the first wave of the virus.
“The last thing happened in any country when it opened schools and businesses, only to be forced to close them again because of the (corona) revival,” said Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. NYPost.
Even so, the WHO boss also asked other countries to be more active in testing and contact tracing. So that lockdown can be opened safely and avoids other locks in the future.
“We need to achieve a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without completely shutting down our lives, or turning away from it lockdown ke lockdown others that are very detrimental to the community, “he said.
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