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WHO Europe warns of ‘alarming’ virus transmission rates

WHO Europe warns of ‘alarming’ virus transmission rates
COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation warned on Thursday of alarming rates of transmission of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned countries against shortening quarantine periods.The...

Home Today's Paper World WHO Europe warns of ‘alarming’ virus transmission rates World September 18, 2020 COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation warned on Thursday of "alarming rates of transmission" of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned countries against shortening quarantine periods." "Although these numbers reflect more comprehensive testing, it also shows alarming rates of transmission across the region," he told an online press conference from the Danish capital Copenhagen.The WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said the number of coronavirus cases seen in September "should serve as a wake-up call for all of us.I encourage countries of the region to make scientific due process with their experts and explore safe reduction options," Kluge said, adding that the "concept of quarantine must be protected" and "continuously adapted.

We would only revise that on the basis of a change of our understanding of the science," WHO Europe’s senior emergency officer Catherine Smallwood said.In France for instance, the recommended length for self-isolation in case of exposure has been reduced from 14 to seven days.

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