WHO calls on Europe for stronger action to contain new virus strain

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO

The World Health Organization is calling on its members in Europe to strengthen measures against coronavirus due to the new variant circulating in the United Kingdom.

Outside Britain, nine cases of the new strain have been reported in Denmark, as well as one case in the Netherlands and another in Australia, according to the WHO.

“Across Europe, where transmission is intense and widespread, countries need to redouble their control and prevention approaches,” a spokeswoman for WHO Europe says.

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