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Countries finding contact tracing difficult making a “lame excuse”: WHO chief


World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus dismissed complaints from countries that believe that the contact tracing is too difficult to follow as a strategy to contain the virus, calling it “lame,” as per media reports.

The UN health agency has reiterated many a time that countries that shutting down their COVID-19 outbreaks requires having a robust contact-tracing program in place, a labour-intensive process of tracking down contacts of people with coronavirus to ensure those at risk isolate themselves.

Initially, countries that have witnessed an exponential surge in the number of cases, including Britain and the US, have complained that ...


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