The World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional workplace for Europe on Tuesday mentioned there’s a want for daring measures in all European international locations, calling the continent the “epicentre” of the brand new coronavirus pandemic.
“Every country, with no exceptions, needs to take their boldest actions to stop or slow down the virus threat,” Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, instructed a press convention.
“Thinking that ‘this does not concern me,’ is not an option,” Kluge mentioned.
Kluge additionally mentioned that the “good news” was that the area was “alert and on guard,” noting that “preparedness-, readiness- and response measures” had been launched in all member states.
Since the virus first emerged in late December, 7,408 individuals have died all over the world, based on an AFP tally primarily based on official sources.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, greater than 180,000 instances had been confirmed worldwide on Tuesday.
The regional WHO director mentioned that international locations have to assess their very own scenario so as to determine which measures ought to be emphasised, because the outbreak is progressing at totally different speeds in numerous international locations.
WHO Europe consists of 53 international locations as numerous as Russia and Andorra, Germany and Tajikistan.
On Tuesday the outer borders of the 27-nation European Union and its Schengen passport-free zone closed for 30 days.
Faced with the “defining global health crisis of our time”, the WHO on Monday known as for testing of each suspected case of the brand new coronavirus.