WHO Director-General calls Europe the center of the coronavirus pandemic :: Society :: RBC

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Tedros Gebreisus

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The European Union has become the center of the coronavirus pandemic. This was stated by the Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Gebreyusus, whose words published on the WHO website.

“Currently, Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, with more cases and deaths recorded than in the rest of the world, with the exception of China,” said Gebreyesus. According to him, more infections occur in Italy daily than in China at the height of the epidemic.


WHO noted an increase in the number of victims of the virus above the “tragic mark” of 5 thousand.



WHO announced on the coronavirus pandemic on March 11th. By given organizations, to date in the world more than 132 thousand infected, and infections have been recorded in 123 countries and territories.

According to of information The Italian Ministry of Health in the country recorded 14 955 cases of infection, while 1266 people died from the disease, and 1439 patients were cured. About the first infected in Italy became known January 31st.

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