‘Pandemic won’t be over until 70pc are vaccinated’

31 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

‘Pandemic won’t be over until 70pc are vaccinated’

The WHO’s European director warned on Friday that the Covid-19 pandemic won’t end until at least 70 percent of people are vaccinated, and criticized Europe’s vaccine rollout as “too slow”.

The World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said countries and their populations must not become complacent about the pandemic. “Don’t think the Covid-19 pandemic is over,” Kluge told AFP in an interview, while adding that vaccination rates needed to increase. “The pandemic will be over once we reach 70 percent minimum coverage in vaccination,” the regional director said.


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