Europe is in eye of the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of cases nearing a million, it should move with extreme caution when considering easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s regional director said.
“Case numbers across the region continue to climb. In the past 10 days, the number of cases reported in Europe has nearly doubled to close to 1 million,” the WHO’s European director, Hans Kluge, told reporters in an online briefing.
This meant that about 50% of the global burden of COVID-19 was in Europe, WHO’s European director, Hans Kluge, said. More than 84,000 people in Europe have died in the epidemic, he said.