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Ukraine's healthcare system could be overloaded due to growing rate of Covid-19 incidence, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as restrictions are eased, official says
10:16, 26 June 2020

Associated Press

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns there is a risk for Ukraine's healthcare system to "end up on the edge" because of the growing rate of Covid-19 incidence. Hans Henri Kluge, the director of WHO European department said so as quoted by BBC.

According to him, Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as lockdown restrictions are eased. 

"More than 2.6 million cases of Covid-19 and 195,000 deaths have been reported in the WHO's European region, which is expansive, covering 54 countries and seven territories across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Almost 20,000 new cases and more than 700 new deaths are being recorded daily", reads the article.

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Kluge added that without due support, countries with serious resurgence of Covid-19 could suffer an overload to their healthcare systems. The 11 countries and territories that belong to this list are Armenia, Sweden, Moldova, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.

At the same time, he admitted that the WHO expects an improvement in the situation in these countries by the end of summer.

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