Europe faces six difficult months as it is once again the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, warns Hans Kluge, European director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
There is light in the tunnel, Kluge said, recalling that new infections are on the decline as a result of the lockdown that took effect in many EU countries following the second wave of the October pandemic.
The development of coronavirus vaccines also sheds light on the tunnel, he said, but stressed that it would be difficult in the next six months.
Recent advances in development are promising but “at least initially supply will be limited”. Therefore, social distancing and wearing masks are the best ways to contain the spread of the virus, reminds Kluge.