WHO warns of ‘alarming rates of transmission’ of COVID-19 in Europe

Copenhagen: The European chapter of the World Health Organisation on Thursday said it saw “alarming rates of transmission” of COVID-19 across the region and warned countries against shortening quarantine periods.

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“The September case numbers… should serve as a wake-up call for all of us,” the WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said.

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“Although these numbers reflect more comprehensive testing, it also shows alarming rates of transmission across the region,” he told a press conference, as the organisation said it was concerned about countries which had decided to shorten quarantine requirements.

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