The Old Continent became the continent on Wednesday with the most deaths due to the coronavirus, according to a count made by . from official data. A fact that prompted the President of the European Commission to judge that politicians had “underestimated” the extent of the danger.

The Old Continent became the continent on Wednesday with the most deaths due to the coronavirus, according to a count made by . from official data. A fact that prompted the President of the European Commission to judge that politicians had “underestimated” the extent of the danger.

(.) – Wednesday at noon, Europe recorded at least 3,421 dead, more than in Asia (3,384) where China is the cradle of the pandemic. Italy, the most affected European country, recorded 2,503 deaths. Millions of people are placed in general confinement in Europe, now the epicenter of the pandemic according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The European Union closed its external borders on Tuesday for 30 days to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus was detected in late December in Wuhan, central China. It then spread around the world, contaminating nearly 200,000 people and killing more than 8,000 in total.

The President of the European Commission admitted in an interview to the German daily Bild that politicians had all “underestimated” the extent of the danger. “This is a virus that will keep us busy for a long time,” warned Ursula von der Leyen, who hopes for a vaccine “before the fall”.

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