Europe is now the ‘epicentre’ of Coronavirus with more daily cases on the continent than China was suffering at the height of its outbreak.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the stark assessment today as he lamented the ‘tragic milestone’ of 5,000 global deaths from Covid-19.
The claim that Europe is now outpacing China at its peak is particularly striking because the continent’s population, at around 740million, is well below China’s population of nearly 1.4billion.
‘Europe has now become the epicentre of the pandemic,’.’More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.’. Europe’s count has risen by around 16,000 since Monday.

Emergency wards have been springing up across Europe as panic spreads with even France’s Emmanuel Macron calling for tougher border controls.

Medics have been working from tents in Italy and Poland with patients placed on temporary beds while they are tested for the virus which has now killed more than 1,200 people in Europe.