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WHO warns of ‘alarming rates’ of Covid transmission across Europe

WHO warns of ‘alarming rates’ of Covid transmission across Europe

18/9/2020 12:38:00 PM

WHO warns of ‘alarming rates’ of Covid transmission across Europe

COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned yesterday of 'alarming rates of transmission' of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned countries against shortening quarantine periods. The WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said the number of cases seen this...

The 53 member states of WHO Europe have recorded nearly five million cases and more than 227,000 related deaths, according to the organisation's own figures.The number of daily cases recorded is currently between 40,000 and 50,000, comparable with a daily peak of 43,000 on April 1 - although testing in many countries has increased considerably.

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CLOSING PUBS EARLIERMeanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he could close pubs earlier to"stop the second hump" of cases, comparing the country's trajectory of resurgent transmission to a camel's profile.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Mr Johnson said new measures may be needed as"the only way to make sure the country is able to enjoy Christmas" and an alternative to another full lockdown."We can grip it now, stop the surge, arrest the spike, stop the second hump of the dromedary, flatten the second hump," Mr Johnson told the tabloid, before musing on his metaphor.

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