WHO declares Europe ‘epicentre’ of coronavirus pandemic
The World Health Organization warned on Friday that Europe is now the “epicenter” of the global coronavirus pandemic, reporting more regular cases than China did at the height of its epidemic.
“Europe has now become the epicentre of the pandemic,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a virtual press conference on Friday.
He has characterized the more than 5,000 deaths worldwide as “a devastating milestone.”
Ghebreyesus said more than 132,000 cases of coronavirus from 123 countries and territories have now been identified to the WHO.