WHO: Social distancing ‘buying time,’ but must pair with more testing – Business


The WHO said countries need more testing for coronavirus to contain it. The US has struggled to deliver on this and finds itself in a growing crisis.World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, March 25, said social distancing is “buying time” but added that “on their own, these measures will not extinguish epidemics.”Tedros said countries need to “ramp up the production, capacity and availability of testing.”The US has tested over 300,000 people for coronavirus, but is still behind much of the world in terms of the rate of testing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, March 25, said actions such as social distancing are “buying time,” but cautioned they need to be paired with widespread testing for
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