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They urged Downing Street to take the virus “more seriously” as the country heads into winter.
Further afield, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said there could be 500,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by spring if the current trajectory continues.
“That’s really worrisome,” Robb Butler, WHO Europe’s executive director, told Sky News.
‘Worrisome’ projection of 500,000 more deaths in Europe by spring
A World Health Organisation official said 500,000 more Covid deaths in Europe was projected by next spring if things continue the way they are.
He made the comments to Sky News this morning:
‘We’ve lost the message’
Ministers in England have “lost the message” over Covid-19, scientific advisers and leading experts have claimed.
Their warning came on the same day that the devolved nations strengthened their own strategies against the virus.
Samuel Lovett and Anna Isaac have more:
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