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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday it is encouraged that several countries in Europe and North America are now starting to plan how to ease physical restrictions they imposed in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re encouraged that several countries in Europe and North America are now starting to plan how to ease social restrictions,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a video-press conference.

“We have said previously that easing these measures must be a gradual process, and we’ve spoken about the criteria that countries should consider,” he said.

Still, although there are encouraging signs in some countries,

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