The number of new cases of coronavirus rose again in Europe after six weeks of reduction, announced today by the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Last week, new cases of Covid-19 in Europe increased by 9% to just over a million. This ends a promising six-week decline,” lamented WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge, at a press conference.
“We have registered a resurgence in central and eastern Europe. New cases are also increasing in several western European countries, where there were already high rates,” added the official, quoted by the AFP news agency.
The WHO Europe division groups more than 50 countries that extend to central Asia.
“More than half of our region has a growing number of cases,” Kluge said.
For the person in charge of the UN, the Europeans must recover the “essential instruments” of prevention to fight against the virus and its variants, and accelerate the vaccination.
Of the 53 countries that make up the WHO Europe region, 45 have started vaccinating.
In the European Union (EU), made up of 27 countries, 2.6% of the population received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 5.4% received at least one dose.