On October 26, local time, WHO held a routine press conference for Coronavirus. Michael Ryan, the head of WHO’s health emergency project, said that last week 46% of new confirmed cases and about one-third of new deaths worldwide
The cases come from the WHO European region (Note: The European region divided by the WHO also includes Russia and Central Asian countries, which are larger than Europe).
The (WHO) European region is the current pandemic center. The speed of controlling the pandemic in Europe is now far behind the speed of the spread of the virus, and a more comprehensive response is needed.
Michael Ryan pointed out that the difficulty in responding to the pandemic in Europe, especially the EU, lies in its high degree of economic and social integration.
It is based on openness, transparency and shared responsibility, and it is not easy to set up barriers or set up consistent response measures in multiple countries.
There are many people moving freely in the EU. At this stage, it may be necessary to close or restrict the movement of people and issue a stay-at-home order to control the pandemic.