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The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Friday, March 13, 2020, that Europe is now the “epicentre” of the Wuhan virus pandemic.

He implored countries to take aggressive measures, while also using community mobilization and social distancing to save lives.

“Do not just let this fire burn,” he advised.

His comments came in the midst of various European countries reporting notable increases in infections and deaths. So far, Italy has recorded its highest death toll in one day.

Reports indicated that there were 250 deaths recorded during the last 24 hours. Now, Italy’s death toll is 1,266, with 17,660 total infections.

Spain, the next country after Italy hardest hit by the Wuhan flu, reported a 50 percent increase in fatalities to 120 on Friday. Infections moved up to 4,231.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that a state of emergency will go into effect in Spain on Saturday, March 14, 2020 for two weeks.

More than 132,500 people have been diagnosed with the Wuhan flu in 123 countries across the globe, according to WHO reports.

The total number of deaths has gone up to 5,000. Dr Tedros described this as “a tragic milestone.”

“Europe has now become the epicentre of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China,” he said.

“More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.”

This makes Trump’s previous travel ban from Europe, which he announced on March 11, look like sensible policy.

While political elites were screaming for open borders, Trump took bold action by banning travel from Europe.

This is in stark contrast to globalist Democrats who enjoy virtue signaling and gushing about open borders.

In times like these, such globalist policies could put thousands of Americans’ lives at risk.