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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. [WHO] Alcohol does not protect against COVID-19: access should be restricted during lockdown. (14 Apr 2020)

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Alcohol is known to be harmful to health in general, and is well understood to increase the risk of injury and violence, including intimate partner violence, and can cause alcohol poisoning. At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviours, mental health issues and violence. WHO/Europe reminds people that drinking alcohol does not protect them from COVID-19, and encourages governments to enforce measures which limit alcohol consumption.

Item Type
News
Publication Type
International
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
14 April 2020
Corporate Creators
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
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