By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, May 18, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Europe must prepare for a second deadly wave of the coronavirus in the winter, a top World Health Organization chief has warned.
Dr Hans Kluge, director for the WHO European region, said he was ‘very concerned’ a surge in infections would coincide with other seasonal diseases such as the flu.
He said now is the time to strengthen health care systems by increasing bed capacity so that countries are ready to brace more patients.
He also cautioned that now is the time for ‘preparation, not celebration’ across Europe – even if daily numbers of cases and deaths are dwindling.