A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official has said that strict lockdowns as a measure to deal with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic or the new coronavirus “should be avoided.”

During a special issue of The Spectator magazine, WHO special envoy Dr. David Nabarro said, “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus.”

Likewise, Nabarro also referred to the harmful consequences that the lockdowns bring to a country’s economy. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.

He further noted that those countries that depend on tourism have also been severely affected by the pandemic. “Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays.”

“Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition,” Nabarro said.

Nabarro added, “The only time we think a blockade is justified is to buy time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance their resources, protect their health workers who are exhausted, but in general, we prefer not to do that,” according to the New York Post.

As The Blaze pointed out, once the CCP Virus outbreak spread around the world, the response in the vast majority of countries was to enact strict confinements at the national level.

The CCP, whose complicity with the WHO was exposed while the WHO supported the CCP’s biased announcements regarding the progress of the outbreak, was the first to implement arbitrary containment measures such as police monitoring and some others that were criticized by many.

According to World Bank estimates of the impact of the CCP Virus, a total of between 703 million and 729 million people are in extreme poverty, and that number could increase even more by 2021, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal added that before the pandemic, the number of people in extreme poverty was estimated at 615 million by 2020.