The EU could surpass two million coronavirus deaths by next March if further action isn’t taken to combat the virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
More protective measures are needed to “help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of life”, according to experts who fear the region is on course to pass another landmark number of deaths.
Europe is in the midst of a fourth virus wave, which has seen nations forced to re-introduce lockdowns and restrictions to help stem soaring case and death rates.
Last week, reported deaths due to COVID-19 in the region increased to nearly 4,200 a day – doubling from 2,100 deaths a day during the end of September.
Meanwhile, cumulative deaths across Europe’s 53 countries have passed the 1.5 million mark and the virus is now the leading cause of death, modelling by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, has found.
“All of us have the opportunity and responsibility to help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of…