- The Washington Times - Friday, May 29, 2020

The World Health Organization’s special coronavirus envoy warned Friday as nations begin to ease lockdown restrictions that the virus has not been abolished.

The latest warning comes as cities around the world are starting to return to normal life following decreases in new cases. But Dr. David Nabarro said cities must lift restrictions with caution.

“It’s there. It’s lurking and we don’t always know exactly where it is,” Dr. Nabarro said.

He explained that the virus “has not gone away” and called on nations to be prepared to face new outbreaks as people become more mobile and social.

More than 5.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Over 361,000 have died, with 100,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, and at least 2.4 million have recovered.



The global population currently stands at 7.85 billion.

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