Europeans are suffering “pandemic fatigue” from the disruption caused by the spread of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
It said levels of pandemic fatigue had reached more than 60% in some countries.
The WHO said many people across Europe are less motivated about following COVID-19 guidelines after months of uncertainty.
The warning came as the WHO and scientists said face masks are less effective in the rain at halting the spread of coronavirus.
The organisation outlined three calls to action to help the continent get back on track in its battle against coronavirus.
“Since the virus arrived in the European region eight months ago, citizens have made huge sacrifices to contain COVID-19,” said Dr Hans Henri Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe.
“It has come at an extraordinary cost, which