WHO regional director said that European countries are at the “tipping point” of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization’s regional director expressed his concern towards the new threat posed by the mutant strain of the virus in Europe and said that European countries are at the “tipping point” of the pandemic.
“We remain in the grip of COVID-19 as cases surge across Europe, and we tackle new challenges brought by the mutating virus. This moment represents a tipping point in the course of the pandemic,” said Hans Kluge regional director of WHO.
The new mutant strain of the virus has already been identified in 22 different regions of Europe and the states need to intensify the measures and take the necessary steps to restrict the further spreading of the virus added Hans Kluge.The virus is getting better…and we need to do that too,” said Catherine Smallwood while explaining the necessity to bring down the spread of the virus. Health officials have warned that the number of cases rises due to holidays and the poor checking and monitoring during holidays.
On vaccine rollout in the UK Catherine commented, “The first thing that the vaccination rollout will change will not be transmitted, but it will be that the most vulnerable people, the ones that we’re vaccinating first, won’t go on to have severe disease and won’t end up in the hospital and won’t die.”
“That is the first impact, but that’s not safe to assume it will happen on its own. We still need to continue everything we have been doing at least for the next six months.”