The top World Health Organization (WHO) official in Europe warned governments on Tuesday that the Omicron variant might lead to a “substantial spike” in coronavirus cases across Europe. In several countries, Omicron has already established a stronghold. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO’s local director, said at a press briefing in Vienna, “We may see another storm approaching.”
‘In a few weeks, Omicron will also dominate in other nations on the continent, causing health systems that are already suffering to be exacerbated,’ Kluge warned. According to him, Omicron has been discovered in at least 38 nations across the WHO’s European continent. It already has a stronghold in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Portugal.
Last week, he claimed, 27 thousand individuals died across the European Union as a result of the corona virus, with another 26 lakh instances confirmed. These situations, on the other hand, contain infections of all kinds. He claims that this figure is 40% higher than the same period last year.
‘As the number of Kovid-19 cases rises, more people may need to be admitted to hospitals,’ Kluge said.
WHO chief appeals to cancel Christmas and New Year’s celebrations
Even before this, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom declared, “Canceling the event is better than jeopardising lives.” Now comes the hardest part: deciding what to do. This may result in the celebrations being cancelled in some situations.” or the date being pushed back. We now have solid proof that Omicron is spreading far more quickly than Delta.”
It’s worth noting that the entire world is preoccupied with Christmas and New Year’s preparations at this time. However, numerous European countries have been fighting a surge of Kovid infection since last month.
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