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Countries should offer free COVID-19 tests and treatments to stop virus: WHO
Updated: 2020-04-04 12:19:13 KST
The World Health Organization has called on countries to provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment.
At an online briefing on Friday, the WHO said that with people unable to pay, it could cause treatment delays, making it difficult to control the pandemic.
The WHO Director General emphasized that unprecedented measures are needed, regardless of insurance and citizenship.
He added that governments should compensate medical facilities that give free treatment and consider supporting vulnerable social groups to get access to medical help.
Reporter : jychoi@arirang.com