European Office Of WHO warns Europe is once again the “epicenter” of Coronavirus Pandemic. There is one person dies every 17 seconds!
On the 19th local time, Hans Kluger, director of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, warned in Copenhagen that Europe had once again become the “epicenter” of Coronavirus Pandemic, with an average of one death in Europe every 17 seconds.
Kluger said at the press conference that Europe’s Coronavirus infection cases accounted for 28% of the global cases, and 26% of the total number of deaths in the world came from Europe, so Europe has once again become the “epicenter” of Coronavirus Pandemic.
He pointed out that there were more than 29,000 Coronavirus deaths in Europe last week, and the death toll increased by 18%, which is equivalent to an average of one death every 17 seconds.
However, he also said that the measures taken by governments to curb the spread of the virus are paying off. For example, the number of infections in Europe last week dropped for the first time in three months. This week’s latest infections were reduced by 10% to 1.8 million.
Hans Kluger, Director of the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization
Kluger emphasized that the strict blockade and restrictions imposed by many European countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Spain, are working. But he also warned countries not to lift restrictions prematurely because of the pursuit of political or economic interests. He said: “We often see the negative impact of the early lifting of the blockade policy.”
The head of the WHO region emphasized that even if the number of cases drops, the future situation in Europe as a whole is still not optimistic.
Klug warned: “We are seeing more and more signs related to an overwhelmed health system. For example, there are reports that in France, the number of admissions in the intensive care unit has exceeded 95%, and it has continued for 10 years. day.”
Kruger also emphasized: “We must see the light at the end of the tunnel.” At present, all European countries have virus tracking systems to form close community contacts as soon as possible to self-isolate. The relatively low-cost public health intervention measures, such as wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing measures are still effective and should be strictly enforced.
He added that WHO urges people from all countries to continue to actively face the challenges of the pandemic and follow this new way of life.