Europe has become the “new epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Friday. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed journalists from the WHO headquarters in a virtual press conference with only himself and other WHO officials present.

“Europe has more coronavirus cases being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic,” said Tedros.

More than 132,500 coronavirus cases have been reported in 132 countries and territories, with over 5,000 deaths, according to the WHO.

Tedros acknowledged that even though COVID-19 has captured the world’s attention, there are countless health issues

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