The number of new cases of Kovid-19 is rising again in Europe, after a six-week decline, during a press conference announced by the regional management of the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO European director Hans Cluj said, “We are seeing a resurgence in Central and Eastern Europe. New cases are also increasing in many Western European countries, where rates were already high.”
And to continue, Europeans must “go back on the force” to fight against the virus and its variants, use tools in the force and speed up vaccination. “We need to expand our vaccine portfolio,” he stressed.
At a time when the debate on vaccine passports is going on in Europe, the idea is gaining momentum in the WHO, which it does not assess if “(its) feasibility (and its) advice”. United Nations official.
According to the WHO’s regional branch last week, new cases of Kovid-19 in Europe grew by 9% to just over one million.
“This is leading to a six-week decline in new cases, with new infections increasing in more than half of our regions,” the regional director said.
“Emergencies have a disproportionate impact on women’s health – and Kovid-19 is no exception, with more common cases confirmed in women and young adults,” he said.
It should be remembered that out of all 53 countries in the WHO European region, 45 have started their vaccination campaign. According to AFP data, in the European Union, 2.6% of the population received two doses of Kovid-19 vaccines and 5.4% received at least one dose.