Europe faces six tough months of Covid-19 – WHO

The World Health Organisation stated that Europe faces six tough months as it has once again found itself in the epicentre of the pandemic.

WHO’s director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said that Europe registered 29,000 Covid-19 deaths during last week.

He added that cases in Europe currently amount to 28% of world cases, while virus deaths in the continent are equivalent to 26% of Covid deaths in the world.

However, he stated that cases are generally decreasing as many countries introduced new restrictions, including lockdowns.

Hans Kluge expressed concern on the situation, particularly in Switzerland and France where intensive care units are at a 95% capacity.

15,738,179 Covid-19 cases have already been registered in Europe, with 354,154 deaths as a result of the virus.

The United Kingdom is the country with the biggest amount of Covid deaths, while France registered the biggest amount of positive cases.