The "Comprehensive Approach" consists of several steps: finding, isolating, testing and treating positive cases, and dealing with all of their contacts, putting them in quarantine. Also, gearing up and training health workers and empowering communities to protect themselves and others.
He explained that the countries that have employed this strategy had achieved excellent results against the pandemic, while others who have not done so now face very complex scenarios.
"Not just doing the diagnostic tests. Not just social distancing. Not just the tracking of contacts. Not just the face masks. Do it all."
Adhanom announced as well that this Wednesday and Thursday, WHO will host a scientific exchange event in which more than 1,000 international experts will compare their experiences in confronting the Covid-19, and draw up regional strategies to deal with the pandemic globally.