The World Health Organization has declared cases of Covid-19 in Europe have started to increase again after two months of decline and that there is the risk of a new wave “unless we remain disciplined”. “Last week, the number of cases increased by 10% due to increased travel, crowds and loosening of restrictions,” WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said at a news conference.
“This development – underlined the director of WHO Europe, speaking of the new increase in coronavirus cases – comes in the context of a rapidly evolving situation with the Delta variant that worries and in an area where, despite the considerable efforts of members, millions of people are not yet vaccinated. ” Last week the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control estimated that by the end of August the Delta variant will account for 90% of new Covid-19 cases in the European Union. The concern of the UN agency is that not all the European population will be fully vaccinated by that date. “63% are still waiting for the first dose and the restrictions will be less and less, while traveling and crowding will increase.”
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