Brussels: The World Health Organisation has warned that COVID has not been written off. On Tuesday, Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, the organisation’s European regional director, warned that COVID is claiming 1,000 lives in Europe alone.
On May 5, the World Health Organisation declared that COVID is no longer a global health emergency. He did, however, clarify that the risk of COVID has not gone away and that the true death toll in Europe could be much higher.
The European Region of the World Health Organisation includes 53 countries, including Central Asia. Every week, there are 1,000 new COVID deaths reported. Kluge also stated that the number of countries regularly reporting COVID has decreased. The danger, however, has not gone away. He also requested that the vaccination of at least 70 percent of the vulnerable groups be ensured.
36 million long COVID sufferers.
He revealed that for the past three years, one in every 30 people (36 million people) in Europe has been affected by Long COVID. Long COVID cannot be eradicated unless comprehensive diagnostics and treatment are developed. He said that there is insufficient promotion of research in this field.
Most countries in Europe are exempting themselves from all COVID safety restrictions, except that some countries have made face masks mandatory in hospitals and the like.
Spain announced this week that face masks will no longer be required, except in hospitals and pharmacies. Sweden also lifted its COVID restrictions from today.
France, which announced the first lockdown in the pandemic, is also out of COVID. The tous anti-COVID apps designed by the country in connection with COVID were also switched off on June 30.
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