Global Health warns of a "great danger" for a new epidemic wave in Europe in early 2021

Today, Wednesday, the World Health Organization announced that it recommends wearing masks during family meetings at Christmas and end-of-year celebrations in Europe, warning of a "great risk" for the recovery of the epidemic in early 2021.

The European branch of the organization said in a statement that, given the development of the Covid-19 epidemic in Europe, "there is a great risk of a new outbreak in the first weeks and months of 2021," calling for "putting masks and practicing social distancing" during the end-of-year celebrations.

"Wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing in the presence of friends and family may seem annoying, but this ensures that everyone remains safe and sound," the organization said.

She advised that if possible, you should organize outdoor gatherings.

If it is taking place indoors, the number of guests should be limited and good ventilation should be introduced to reduce the risk of transmission.

The European branch of the World Health Organization, which includes 53 countries, including Russia, has recorded more than 22 million injuries and about 500,000 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak.

During the past seven days, about 1.7 million new infections were recorded, in addition to more than 34,500 deaths.

With the Christmas holidays approaching, new sets of restrictions will take effect on Wednesday in several European countries to stem the spread of the epidemic with the closure of non-essential businesses in Germany and bars and restaurants in the United Kingdom.

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