WHO warns that pandemic is far from over as the USA moves towards reopening the economy

The governors across the United States are moving ahead with plans to allow businesses to reopen, and other nations are also looking for ways to restart stalled economies, the workings of this virus continue to vex the scientific and medical community. The World Health Organisation warned that the road ahead is difficult, and the pandemic is far from over. 

The CDC expands the list of COVID 19 symptoms. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now further expanded the list of symptoms of COVID 19. The CDC included symptoms like repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a loss of taste or smell. This guideline by the CDC differs from the guidance of the World Health Organization, which says that the most common symptoms are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. According to the WHO, some patients might have aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat or diarrhea and these symptoms are mild and begin gradually. The worldwide race to create a vaccine for the coronavirus is gathering speed, but the success is still months away. 

 

Several US states move towards reopening the economy. 

According to the New York Times report, more than a dozen states moved ahead with tentative plans to reopen their economies. Even as the country moves presses ahead with the plans to reopen the economy gradually, there is no agreed-upon strategy for the best way to navigate from lockdowns to some form of new normal. Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, announced that stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls would be allowed to reopen with limited capacity on Friday. And the Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a more incremental plan that would enable manufacturing work to resume and offices to open next week.

The total number of infected cases around the world has surpassed 3 million mark as the death toll reached above 200,000. The number of recovered cases is also getting closer to one million. So far, in the United States, over 1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID 19, and over 56,800 people have lost their lives.