Countries should not ease lockdowns unless they meet five criteria, says study
Countries must not ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria, and several nations are not even close, suggests a new analysis published in The Lancet.According to the research, the prerequisites for easing COVID-19 lockdown measures include knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health capacity, adequate health system capacity and border controls.The authors assessed nine high-income countries and territories that have started easing restrictions, including Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Norway, Spain and the UK, and noted that many of them had failed to meet the criteria necessary to avoid new waves of infection… (CNN, September 25, 2020)...
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