Europe will face rising death toll from coronovirus during autumn, with the World Health Organization warning on Monday that the number of daily infections worldwide reached record highs.
Israel is among the countries battling a new spike, with a three-week lockdown announced since Friday, when people will not be allowed more than 500 meters from their homes.
The announcement sparked anger.
“this is unfair!” Said Eti Avishai, a 64-year-old seamstress.
“They didn’t stop big gatherings at gatherings, weddings, and other events, and now I can’t be with my children and grandchildren during the holidays?”
The World Health Organization reported 307,930 new cases worldwide on Sunday, the highest daily figure since the onset of the epidemic in China late last year, as global cases rose sharply to over 29 million.
“It’s going to be tough. In October, November, we’re going to see more mortality,” WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told AFP in an interview.
“COVID-19 has brought to light the weaknesses and strengths of European society. It has clearly revealed the reality of our digital system.”
Cluj also stated that the epidemic has disrupted services for non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and cancer screening in 68 percent of the member states.
53 members of WHO Europe began a two-day online meeting on Monday, focusing on their virus response as the global death toll crossed 925,000.
WHO chief Tedros Adnom Ghebius told the meeting by video-link: “We are not out of the woods by any means.”
As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau watched matters escalate, the WHO chief’s words echoed accurately and called for vigilance.
In France, the cities of Marseille and Bordeaux announced a series of measures to limit public ceremonies, as the Kovid-19 is a soot of transitions.
Millions back to school
The latest increase has increased the threat across Europe, and revived the debate as to how best to fight the rise in infections. England has limited social gatherings to more than six people since Monday.
On the other hand, millions of school children in other affected countries have returned to their classes for the first time in months.
Italian children were among the first to see their schools closed in Europe and on Monday returned some 5.6 million for the first time in six months.
Although officials said thousands of additional classrooms had been established, there were concerns over the lack of surgical masks for teachers and the lack of a single-seat bench.
Some southern Italian territories postponed their reopening, worried that they were not prepared properly.
A Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis was being “constantly monitored” after meeting with the cardinal, who later tested positive.
While Europe fights with increasing infection, restrictions in other parts of the world temporarily ease.
Saudi Arabia announced that it would partially lift the six-month suspension of international flights this week. South Korea said it would ease regulations in and around the capital Seoul after a drop in cases.
The United States downplayed its warning against a visit to China, acknowledging that the nation had progressed against Kovid-19 despite Washington’s frequent criticism of its epistemic role.
VExcellence trial resumes
There was also good news in Britain where regulators allowed clinical trials to resume on one of the most advanced experimental vaccines.
The need for a vaccine was underscored by a study by the country’s Institute for Employment Studies, which showed how coronovirus could cost one million jobs in the UK this year.
The researchers were “voluntarily stopped” after a UK volunteer developed an unexplained illness, researchers at the joint AstraZeneca-Oxford University project, which hopes to conclude testing by the end of the year.
Cluj of WHO still urged the public not to put all their hopes on the same medicine.
“I listen the whole time: ‘The vaccine epidemic is going to end.” Absolutely not, “he said. The end of the epidemic will occur when communities learn to live with the disease, he emphasized.
And if it wasn’t tough enough, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board warned that little was being done to prepare for the future, possibly even more damaging epidemics.
The independent body, formed by the WHO and the World Bank, said the crisis had revealed that the world had paid very little attention to the preparedness of such disasters, despite adequate warnings.
France on Monday canceled the largest contemporary art fair in Paris, FIAC Paris, the largest contemporary art fair, because it was held at the end of next month due to an epidemic.