By Abdul Kimera
In the latest projections by the world health governing body, Europe is likely to lose around 700,000 people due to the new wave of coronavirus by spring of next year.
Several countries in Europe are battling with surging numbers of covid cases and deaths plus the overwhelming failures in the intensive care units which has once again made the continent the epicenter of the virus.
In Germany, Covid-19 cases have reached 100,000 amidst speculations of introducing new lockdowns and sanctions. The parliament recently held a special sitting on how to curb the spread of the virus which prompted the outgoing chancellor to also involve in the campaign by calling them upon for vaccination.
Hospitals in the eastern and southern part of the country have reportedly run out of ICU beds a situation that has forced the United States to caution its citizens against traveling to Germany.
In the neighboring Netherlands, health authorities reported that Covid-19 treatment beds in 14 out of 73 hospitals are full.
Over the weekend, several protests over Covid-19 restrictions were held across the country and deadly clashes between police and protesters were reported. Some patients are reported to have been taken to Germany due to the failure by their health system to maintain them.
Austria on Monday became the first country to re-impose a national wide lockdown due to the surging numbers in cases.
The United Kingdom, Hungary and France are currently facing new Covid-19 waves. South Korea is taking the lead in Asia.