WHO says second wave can be prevented

A second wave of coronavirus does not have to happen, according to the World Health Organisation.

There has been a record number of cases reported globally in recent days, raising concerns about how countries are dealing with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The W-H-O says quick detection, isolation and conctact tracing should be in place to help deal with future cases.

Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic says a new wave can be prevented with the right public health policies.

"When people talk about second waves, this is not something that has to happen.

"It really depends on strong public health action from authorities, and making sure that all resources are being pooled from an all government approach, to make sure that we have enough capacity to try to contain the disease, instead of going back to back to very traumatising measures such as lockdowns."

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