The World Health Organisation has warned of resurgence of coronavirus pandemic. As many as 53 countries in Europe and Central Asia may face this resurgence of Covid-19 in the coming weeks.
Chances are they may already be battling a new wave of infections. This gets exacerbated by the even more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, said the WHO.
“We are at another critical point of pandemic resurgence. Europe is back at the epicentre of the pandemic, where we were one year ago,” WHO’s Europe head Hans Kluge said.
As the case counts are beginning to near-record levels again. The European countries and the Central Asian ones have now got better understanding of the virus than before. So, fatalities can be reduced.
Also, the WHO Europe said that the region saw nearly 1.8 million new weekly Covid-19 cases. This is an increase of about 6 per cent from the previous week and it makes for 24,000 deaths in the same period or a 12 per cent rise.
The countries in the region are at varying stages of vaccination rollout.
Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell also stressed that they are clearly in another wave. Broadly, the epidemiological situation in Europe seems to be very concerning.
Furthermore, the Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) is also urging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
It has been a basic rule in the coronavirus pandemic that vaccination and covid-appropriate behaviour are the only tools that can save the world.
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