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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Europe is now the “epicenter” for the global coronavirus pandemic, and is reporting more daily cases than China did at the height of its outbreak.
“Europe has now become the epicenter of the pandemic,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a virtual press conference.
He described the more than 5,000 deaths worldwide as “a tragic milestone.”
Dr. Tedros said any country that looks at the experience of other countries with large outbreaks and thinks that would not happen to them was making a deadly mistake.
He said funds will be raised and used to coordinate a response, buy masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles for health workers, buy diagnostic kits, and invest in research and development.
The EU health agency has warned the risk is so high that healthcare systems in the bloc will be overwhelmed.