Tedros acknowledged that countries were being tired after months of fighting the epidemic that resulted in the deaths of more than 1.1 million people, but he called for the battle to continue the day after the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, announced that the United States would not be able to control the pandemic and focus more on Medicines and vaccines.
“When the officials act quickly, the virus can be eliminated,” he said.
In the context, WHO officials said that Europe needs “serious intensification” of efforts to combat the emerging corona virus, but the organization remains optimistic that European countries will not need to impose general isolation measures at the country level.
“We still hope that countries will not have to impose general isolation,” said the WHO Technical Director, Maria Van Kerkhove, when asked about the increasing number of injuries in Europe.
The emergency expert in the organization, Mike Ryan, said: “Currently we are in a very late position in containing this virus in Europe, and therefore to be able to take a lead, it will require serious intensification of measures.”