The director of WHO Europe warns the region has become the center of the Covid-19 epidemic again, when it records a record 1.5 million new infections a week.

"Europe is once again becoming the heart of the Covid-19 epidemic," said World Health Organization (WHO) Europe director Hans Kluge during a meeting with health ministers in the region's member countries.


WHO director of European Expense Hans Kluge in a press conference on 27/3 in Denmark Photo: Reuters

He explained that the number of new infections in the past week was 1.5 million, an unprecedented high.

Kluge said deaths in Europe rose more than 30% in the past week, as winter approaches, and hospital admissions hit their highest levels since spring.

Despite the growing number of cases, Kluge argues that a nationwide blockade should be seen as a last resort.

Several European countries such as Germany, Ireland and France have enacted blockade measures to limit the spread of COV.

Updated: 15:31, 31/10 | Source: WorldOMeters

Covid-19 broke out in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

The Covid-19 epidemic then shifted to the US, which currently has the highest number of infections and deaths in the world.