Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus has said as long as Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is circulating, everyone is at risk, and that decision on where to go and what to do should be made as a matter of life and death.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Dr Tedros, who stated this while raising key questions everyone must ask themselves as the pandemic continues to rage, said in recent weeks, outbreaks have been associated with night clubs and other social gatherings, where transmission had been suppressed.
“Know your situation. Do you know how many cases were reported where you live yesterday? Do you know where to find that information? Do you know how to minimize your exposure? Are you being careful to keep at least 1 meter from others? Are you still cleaning your hands regularly? Are you following the advice of your local authorities?” Tedros queried.
He went on to say, “We are asking everyone to treat the decisions about where they go, what they do, and who they meet with as life and death decisions, because they are. I may not be your life, but your choices could be the difference between life and death for someone you love or for a complete stranger.
“In recent weeks, we have seen outbreaks associated with night clubs and other social gatherings, even in places where transmission had been suppressed. We must remember that most people are still susceptible to this virus. As long as it is circulating, everyone is at risk. It is all about making good choices. Don’t expect some else to keep you safe. We all have a part to play in protecting ourselves and one another”.
As long as #COVID19 is circulating, we are all at risk. That’s why we’re asking everyone to treat the decisions about where they go, what they do and who they meet with as life-and-death decisions – because they are. pic.twitter.com/ALeUcT1uv4
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) July 25, 2020