It urged the world to instead brace itself for "one big wave" of infections. "What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and...this one is behaving differently", HT quoted World Health Organization spokesperson, Margaret Harris as saying while addressing a virtual briefing in Geneva.
"They can be leaders - they should be leaders and drivers of change", he said, adding that all people have a role to play in reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. "What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and.this one is behaving differently", Harris claimed.
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"What is affecting the transmission of this virus is mass gatherings, it is people coming together and people not social distancing, not talking the precautions to ensure they are not in close contact". But in many cases people openly flouted quarantine rules and even attended the protests despite calls from politicians and health experts to stay home. The WHO warns that this wave pattern is unlikely with a pandemic such as this.
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Scientists maintain it's far less risky to be outside than indoors because virus droplets disperse in the fresh air, reducing the chances of COVID-19 transmission.