FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about the update on COVID-19 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The European Union is calling for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic, “to review experience gained and lessons learned.” (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

The director-general of the World Health Organization said countries who claim that contact tracing is too difficult to implement properly are offering a “lame excuse,” the Associated Press reported.
The WHO has long recommended contact tracing as a key aspect of halting the spread of the coronavirus.
His comments are likely aimed at countries like the US and the UK, which have both struggled to implement comprehensive programmes.
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The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has branded the difficulties cited by some countries in setting up contact tracing efforts in the coronavirus pandemic “a lame excuse,” according to The Associated Press (AP).

At a media briefing Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated the importance of contact-tracing schemes, or the process of identifying people exposed to a virus. The WHO has previously said that contact tracing can “break the chains of transmission” of infectious diseases.

“Trust me, no excuse for contact tracing; if any country is saying contact tracing is difficult, it is a lame excuse,” he said.

The comments were likely aimed at countries like the US and the UK, both of which have failed to reach their populations with comprehensive contact-tracing schemes in the …read more


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