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WHO says Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is ‘unacceptably slow’

The World Health Organization has criticised Europe’s “unacceptably slow” vaccine roll-out and said the region’s surge in Covid-19 infections was “worrying”.

“Vaccines present our best way out of this pandemic… However, the roll-out of these vaccines is unacceptably slow” and is “prolonging the pandemic”, WHO director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a statement.

“We must speed up the process by ramping up manufacturing, reducing barriers to administering vaccines, and using every single vial we have in stock, now,” he added.

The organisation said that Europe’s virus situation was “more worrying than we have seen in several months”.

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