WHO Envoy Says Sweden Comments in Radio Interview Misinterpreted

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A World Health Organization special envoy on Covid-19 has issued a clarification of comments made in a radio interview that were interpreted by many as an endorsement of Sweden’s soft lockdown.

“I make a point of not making specific comparisons between national responses,” David Nabarro said in a statement that followed a a radio interview in New Zealand, which imposed strict measures against the coronavirus. “I encourage all nations to adopt comprehensive prevention and containment strategies.”

During the interview, with Magic Talk radio, Nabarro discussed the different responses in Sweden and New Zealand and said that widespread restrictions on people’s movements “really bite into the livelihoods of everybody.”

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