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The World Health Organization has warned that 700,000 people in Europe and parts of Asia could die from Covid by March.

Europe region termed by WHO consisting of 53 nations , has now surpassed 1.5 million death toll. By March 2022, the WHO has warned of “high or exceptional stress” in intensive care units in 49 countries.

A rise in instances has prompted Austria to reintroduce lockdown and others to investigate new measures. Several countries, including France, Germany, and Greece, may soon make booster vaccinations a requirement for residents to be completely vaccinated.

However, new policies have sparked violent protests in some countries. A partial lockdown in the Netherlands resulted in many nights of riots. The WHO cautioned that Covid was the leading cause of death in its Europe region in its study.

EUROPE: WHO warns of more deaths due to COVID

The number of confirmed Covid-related deaths has now increased to about 4,200 each day, according to the report. The daily death toll in Russia has recently surpassed 1,200. High transmission rates in Europe were attributed to a large number of unvaccinated people and the predominance of the Delta strain in some countries, according to the WHO.

EUROPE: WHO warns of more deaths due to COVID

“Cumulative reported deaths are projected to reach over 2.2 million by spring next year, based on current trends,” the WHO said on Tuesday.

The daily death toll in Russia has recently surpassed 1,200.According to the WHO, high transmission rates in Europe are due to a large number of unvaccinated people and the prevalence of the Delta variation in several countries. Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Europe’s director, urged anyone who had not yet received the vaccine to do so.

“Over this winter season, we all have the chance and responsibility to assist minimize unnecessary tragedy and loss of life, as well as limit further damage to society and companies,” he stated. Israel, as well as ex-Soviet states like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, are included in the WHO’s definition of the region.

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