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Worrying coronavirus trends in southern Europe, Balkans: WHO’s Ryan

Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak at the United Nations in Geneva

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Worrying trends of coronavirus infection are emerging in southern Europe and in the Balkan region, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said on Wednesday.

“Obviously the Americas is clearly still the major hot spot, North, Central and South America, but we have disease beginning to accelerate in Africa,” Ryan told the Newstalk radio station in his native Ireland.

“Also, even in Europe, while certainly in western Europe the disease has come under control, we still have some worrying trends in southern Europe and the Balkans so we’re not out of the woods just yet in the European environment. It requires sustained vigilance.”

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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