The question is not whether there will be a new wave of infections, but “when and to what extent,” she said in a conversation with the British newspaper The Guardian.
“The virus is all around us, it is circulating much more than in January and February,” said Ammon. The director of ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control) emphasized that the population immunity figures were not encouraging: “85 percent to 90 percent” remains exposed to COVID-19.
“I don’t want to paint a disastrous picture, but I think we have to be realistic. Now is not the time to unload everything, ”she added.
Europe is the worst-affected continent, with nearly 2 million infections, of which 169,932 are deadly, especially in the UK, Italy, France and Spain, according to a French news agency AFP.