Europe is now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday in a new statement
With the spike in cases being reported everyday in Europe that there were reported in China at the height of the pandemic, the head of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has disclosed that Europe has become the “epicentre” of the coronavirus.
“Europe has now become the epicentre of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China,” he said.
“More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.”
“Our message to countries continues to be: you must take a comprehensive approach. Not testing alone, not contact tracing alone, not quarantine alone, not social distancing alone – do it all,” he said.
“Any countries that look at the experience of other countries with large epidemics and thinks ‘that won’t happen to us’ is making a deadly mistake – it can happen to any country.”
I has been reported that Spain is the worst-affected European country after Italy, reported a 50% jump in fatalities to 120 on Friday. Infections increased to 4,231.
France has now confirmed 2,876 cases and 79 deaths, up from a total of 61 deaths on Thursday.
Germany has seen 3,062 cases and five deaths. There have been 798 confirmed infections in the UK and 11 deaths.
More than 132,500 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus Covid-19 in 123 countries around the world, according to the WHO
The virus which led to the shutdown of several countries including china, Italy and even the United Kingdom
The virus has now spread all over the major countries in Europe which has led to this conclusion that Europe is the new epicenter of the covid19
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