The European agency calls for "restoring certain measures" against the virus
The European agency in charge of infectious diseases on Monday urged European states to "reestablish certain measures" to avoid the "real resurgence" of Covid-19 observed in the Old Continent.
In the update of its risk assessment published this Monday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) highlights the evidence that confirms the intensification of cases of the new coronavirus. According to agency statistics, between 10,000 and 15,000 cases are detected every day in the European Union, far from the peak of more than 30,000 cases in early April, but well above the 5,000 mark seen from mid-May to mid July.
"Real increase in cases"
"While many countries are now testing patients with mild or even asymptomatic cases, which is causing an increase in the number of registered cases, there is a real resurgence of cases in several countries that is linked to the relaxation of social distancing measures. "says the Stockholm-based agency. "The risk of progression of Covid-19 is high" for these countries, and "very high" if they fail to introduce or strengthen their restrictions, he warns.
Reset "certain measures"
For the ECDC, countries that observe an increase in the number of cases after lifting their restrictive measures "should consider reinstating certain measures, following a gradual and sustainable approach in the long term."
By one count, more than 3.3 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Europe so far, with 213,353 deaths.