The wave of Covid-19 outbreak returns to Europe
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The wave of Covid-19 outbreak returns to Europe

(Dan Tri) – WHO warns that the number of Covid-19 cases in Europe is increasing after countries in the region loosened restrictions to control the spread of the disease.

German medical staff took Covid-19 test samples in Munich in March. (Photo: AFP)

“Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly Covid-19 cases for the first time in months,” said the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge.

Mr. Kluge said dozens of European countries have recorded a resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic recently.

“30 countries also recorded an increase in the number of new infections in the last 2 weeks.

Mr. Kluge did not reveal the names of countries that are witnessing a resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Since 7 weeks ago, Germany began to relax restrictive measures, which were established to control the spread of the disease.

On June 23, Germany re-imposed a blockade on more than 600,000 people in two districts in the west of the country, after an outbreak appeared at a slaughterhouse that infected more than 1,500 workers with the virus.

Portugal also re-deployed measures to limit infection in the capital and areas surrounding the capital from June 23.

However, Mr. Kluge still appreciated Poland, Germany, Spain and Israel for their quick response to outbreaks in schools, coal mines and food production facilities in recent weeks.

“When new outbreaks emerge, they are controlled through rapid interventions.

Developing a Covid-19 vaccine could take a year

“It is very difficult to say with certainty that we will have a vaccine.

Mr. Tedros said WHO has more than 100 `candidates` for Covid-19 vaccines.

“Hopefully there will be a vaccine, it is estimated that we may have a vaccine within the next year.

According to China National Biotec Group and United Arab Emirates (UAE) state media, China and the UAE have launched phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials. This is considered a step forward.

Previously, Oxford University also began testing phase 3 of the Covid-19 vaccine, while American company Moderna also plans to start testing phase 3 of the Covid-19 vaccine on 30,000 people in July.

Pharmaceutical companies around the world are still trying to find a vaccine to treat Covid-19.

It is unclear when a Covid-19 vaccine will be brought to market, but researchers hope to produce the vaccine in early 2021.


According to AFP, Reuters

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