European Union officials have urged member states to do everything possible to slow the fresh wave of Covid-19 infections as the region’s annual flu season begins, in order to avoid new lockdowns.

“This crisis is not behind us. We are at a decisive moment,” EU Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides told reporters in Brussels on Thursday. As winter approaches, she warned of the risk of a potentially lethal “twindemic of Covid-19 and the flu.” (RT)