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WHO does not envisage widespread containment in Europe for Covid-19

Hans Kluge calls himself "optimistic" (photo: WHO)
Hans Kluge calls himself "optimistic" (photo: WHO)
EUROPE. Regional Director for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) since February 2020, Hans Kluge does not see the need for further generalized containment in the coming months.

Answering questions from the British media Sky News on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Belgian doctor said he was "optimistic", even if he insists that "safety measures remain in place, because there is a risk that the youngest will infect the oldest with the reopening of schools and businesses.

According to him, "the day we defeat the pandemic will not necessarily be the day of a vaccine. It will happen when we learn to live with the pandemic, and that day may be tomorrow."

The WHO Regional Director for Europe, on the other hand, says that localized containment may be possible in the event of a second wave.

As of September 1, 2020, Covid-19 caused 851,352 deaths worldwide according to figures released by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University.

Frédéric Dubessy

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

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