STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — The EU raised the alarm Thursday on coronavirus. saying the epidemic is worse now than at the March peak in several member countries, as governments in Europe and beyond reimpose drastic restrictions.
EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides warned that in “some member states, the situation is now even worse than during the peak in March.”
“This is a real cause for concern,” she said, urging new measures to head off a second wave of the virus, which has killed at least 978,448 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China late last year.
The death rate has not returned to the levels seen earlier this year, but cases of new infections are soaring once again in many areas of the bloc.
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