The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Europe office has warned that the exponential surge of virus cases across Europe has warranted the restrictive measures being taken.
The WHO are warning the restricted measure that are needed are “absolutely necessary” to stop the virus.
Dr Hans Kluge warned that more drastic steps are be needed in such “unprecedented times” that Europe is experiencing.
Dr Kluge is calling for countries across the EU and their citizens to be “uncompromising” in their attempts to control coronavirus.
He said that most of coronavirus is spreading throughout homes, indoor spaces and in communities who are not complying with the measures imposed.
He said, “These measures are meant to keep us all ahead of the curve and to flatten its course.”
Katie Smallwood, WHO Europe’s senior emergency officer warned, “We don’t have the luxury of time”.
“Even as the swell of cases occurs, we need to continue to try to test every case, contact, identify and trace all contacts.”