WHO regional director says day by day demise price set to extend in autumn


Europe is anticipated to file a rise within the variety of day by day deaths because of COVID-19 in October and November, the regional-director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Hans Kluge stated on Monday.

“It’s going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality,” Kluge informed AFP in an interview, noting, nonetheless, that the pandemic “is going to finish, at one moment or another.”

“It’s a moment where countries don’t want to hear this bad news, and I understand,” Kluge added, because the continent is reporting an alarming spike in COVID-19 instances.

The regional director of the UN specialised physique additionally dashed residents’ and leaders’ hopes {that a} vaccine will convey an finish to the pandemic.

“I hear the whole time: ‘the vaccine is going to be the end of the pandemic’. Of course not!,” Kluge stated earlier than including that “We don’t even know if the vaccine is going to help all population groups. We are getting some signs now that it will help for one group and not for the other.”

His feedback got here as WHO Europe’s 55 member states held a web-based assembly on Monday and Tuesday to debate their five-year technique over the response to Coronavirus.

Only on Saturday, France reported 10,561 new instances and 17 new deaths, forcing authorities to impose stricter measures in a number of cities. Yet, Prime Minister Jean Castex stated he would keep away from a brand new nationwide lockdown that might cripple the nation’s economic system.