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Europe once again at epicentre of Covid-19 pandemic – WHO

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.

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“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.

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“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.

IMAGE – “Switzerland Virus Outbreak” (Public Domain) by brucedetorres@gmail.com

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