“Dangerous rate of virus transmission in Europe”: WHO


The WHO warns of an “alarming rate of transmission” of the virus in Europe. (Representative)

Copenhagen, Denmark:

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of “dangerous rates of transmission” of Kovid-19 across Europe and warned countries to reduce the quarantine period.

WHO Europe’s regional director Hans Cluj said the number of coronovirus cases seen in September “should serve as a wake-up call for all of us.”

“While these numbers reflect more extensive testing, it also reflects alarming rates of broadcasting across the region,” he told an online press conference from the Danish capital Copenhagen.

The health body also said that this novel would not change its guidance for a 14-day quarantine period for someone exposed to coronavirus.

WHO Europe senior emergency officer Catherine Smallwood said, “Our quarantine recommendation of 14 days is based on the incubation period and our understanding of the transmission of the disease. We will only revise it.” .

For example, in the case of exposure, the recommended length for self-isolation has been reduced to seven days.

It is 10 days in the UK and Ireland, and many more European countries, such as Portugal and Croatia, are currently considering reducing their recommendations.

“Kuesen said,” Knowing the vast and personal impact there may be a slight reduction in the length of quarantine … I would encourage countries in the region to create scientific due process with their experts and explore alternatives to safe reduction Am, “Cluj said,” the concept of quarantine must be preserved “and” continually adapted.

The 53 member countries of WHO Europe have recorded about five million Kovid-19 and more than 227,000 related deaths, according to the organization’s own figures.

The number of reported daily cases is currently between 40,000 and 50,000, equivalent to a daily peak of 43,000 on 1 April, although tests have increased significantly in many countries.

A new record was made on 11 September, with some 54,000 cases reported in 24 hours.

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