"There is a general knowledge that such viruses have been developing for about two years, so we are still only half way," said Hans Kluge.
Kluge added that it is difficult for the organization to forecast the development of the coronavirus situation, since it is very unpredictable.
"As soon as prevention measures, lockdowns and efforts to control the virus are actively applied, it will decline. We are relaxing - and we again see a rapid increase in the number of patients," said the Director of the WHO European Office.
A new strain of coronavirus Covid-19 was recently discovered in the UK. It has also been found in Denmark, Australia, Italy and the Netherlands. Boris Johnson said that the new strain may be 70% more infectious than the common one, and it is for this reason that the reproductive index may increase by 0.4, showing the dynamics of the growth in the number of new cases of infection.