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Warning: Professor Karol Sikora

Warning: Professor Karol Sikora

Warning: Professor Karol Sikora

Identifying geographical locations of Covid-19 'clusters' here risks sparking violence and creating "social discord", a former World Health Organization (WHO) chief has warned.

Professor Karol Sikora, a former government medical adviser, said disclosing specific areas of where clusters have emerged could lead to violence breaking out in local communities.

"People could end up going round and beating other people up," he told the Belfast Telegraph.