WHO Europe director 'deeply concerned' by reports of increases in violence

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Published on May 7, 2020 - Duration: 01:34s

WHO Europe director 'deeply concerned' by reports of increases in violence

Dr Hans Kluge told the WHO Europe briefing he was “deeply concerned” by reports of increases in violence in countries including the UK and Ireland since the Covid-19 outbreak, warning that extended lockdown periods risked further increases of violent attacks.

Identifying increased alcohol consumption and violent outbursts, he added: “The legacy of this pandemic could hound us for years.”

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