WHO warns of ‘serious situation unfolding’ in Europe as COVID-19 cases climb

That was Dr. Hans Kluge, regional director of the World Health Organization in Europe, warning of ‘alarming’ rates of transmission of COVID-cases across the region, in a virtual news conference on Thursday.

Kluge said in the past two weeks the number of new cases had doubled in more than half of European member states.

His comments come after the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Wednesday that the 14-day case notification rate for the region