“There will be no return to the “old normal” for the foreseeable future.
But there is a roadmap to a situation where we can control COVID-19 and get on with our lives.
This is going to require three things:
- a focus on reducing mortality and suppressing transmission
- an empowered, engaged community that takes individual behaviour measures in the interest of each other
- strong government leadership and coordination of comprehensive strategies that are communicated clearly and consistently.
It can be done. It must be done. I have said it before and I will keep saying it.
No matter where a country is in its epidemic curve, it is never too late to take decisive action
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesussus