WHO warns against lifting COVID-19 restrictions too soon

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By Euronews   •  Updated: 07/07/2021 - 18:55

 In this June 5, 2021, record  photo, radical   wearing look   masks to support   against the dispersed  of coronavirus, locomotion  on  a commercialized  thoroughfare  successful  downtown Madrid, Spain

FILE: In this June 5, 2021, record photo, radical wearing look masks to support against the dispersed of coronavirus, locomotion on a commercialized thoroughfare successful downtown Madrid, Spain   -   Copyright  Manu Fernandez/AP

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned governments connected Wednesday against easing coronavirus restrictions excessively soon arsenic Europe faces a caller emergence successful infections fueled by the much contagious Delta variant.

"The satellite is astatine a perilous constituent successful this pandemic," WHO main Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters astatine a property briefing.

"Some countries with precocious vaccination sum are present readying to rotation retired booster shots successful the coming months and are dropping nationalist wellness societal measures and relaxing arsenic if the pandemic is already over."

"However, compounded by fast-moving variants, and shocking inequity successful vaccination, acold excessively galore countries successful galore regions of the satellite are seeing crisp spikes successful cases and hospitalisation," the WHO director-general Dr Tedros said.

"There has been a 33% summation [in caller infections] successful the European portion successful the past week," warned WHO emergencies caput Michael Ryan.

"Making assumptions that transmission volition not summation arsenic we're opening up due to the fact that of the vaccine is simply a mendacious assumption," helium said.

"I would impulse utmost caution successful the implicit lifting of nationalist wellness and societal measures astatine this clip due to the fact that determination are consequences for that," Ryan told reporters.

He was answering a question astir the UK's determination to assistance each remaining restrictions by July 19.

Most European countries person present alleviated COVID-19 curbs aft months of lockdowns.

However, arsenic caller infections soar, galore European states are reinstating stricter coronavirus rules.

Portugal has imposed connected Friday an 11 p.m. curfew successful parts of the state with surging coronavirus cases.

Several Spanish regions announced that they were reimposing curbs connected nightlife specified weeks aft dropping them.

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