9/17/2020, 12:46 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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COVID-19 transmission rates in Europe alarming - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday of new spikes in coronavirus cases in Europe, stressing over half of the countries on the continent reported a 10% or larger rise in new infections in the past two weeks.

"Although these numbers reflect more comprehensive testing, it also shows alarming rates of transmission across the region," WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge (pictured) told a news briefing.

Kluge stressed the situation is "very serious" as the number of weekly registered infections is higher than during the first peak in Europe in March and totaled over 300,000 last week.

Breaking the News / NP