Europe is not doing well again. After relaxing the COVID-19 restrictive measures and letting people go back to work and behave as if nothing was happening, there are 26,000 new daily cases across the continent.
The World Health Organization is spotting the problem mainly in the governments that eased the restrictions, as well in people who refuse wearing masks or practice social distancing.
Hans Kluge, WHO’s chief for Europe notes that it is too early to put the guard down and stop acting as if the virus disappeared.
With almost 4 million coronavirus positive cases, Europe is responsible for 17% of the total positivity rate in the world.
In the first week of August, there were 40,000 new infections in the region, an alarming number that confirms it was too early to lift the restrictions.
Kluge is warning on social gatherings and especially the massive protests where people refuse to wear masks.
However, he announced a meeting with officials from many countries from the region to examine the possibilities of sending kids back to school in places where the infection rates are low.
Nevertheless, he is highly concerned about the virus spreading among the young population, and asks young people to act responsibly and help in the suppression of the pandemic.