The World Health Organisation has said that Europe is once again at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, with cases once again at near record levels.
The WHO’s Europe Director Hans Kluge said that all 53 countries in the region are facing “a real threat of Covid-19 resurgence or already fighting it” and urged Governments to remain with public health restrictions.
“We are, once again, at the epicentre,” he said.
“With a widespread resurgence of the virus, I am asking every health authority to carefully reconsider easing or lifting measures at this moment.”
Kluge said even countries with very high immunisation rates are dealing with a spike.
“Vaccines are doing what was promised: preventing severe forms of the disease and especially mortality … But they are our most powerful asset only if used alongside public health and social measures,” he said.
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