The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the “stress and anxiety” brought on by coronavirus lockdown measures has led to a rise in domestic abuse across Europe. Dr Hans Kluge, Director of WHO’s European region, previously told a press briefing that across Europe, the number of women making emergency calls had increased by 60% in April 2020 when compared with figures from April 2019 – the Telegraph reported. “The past month of restrictive measures and lockdowns have understandably bred stress and anxiety. Social networks are disrupted, and insecurity and financial strains with jobs in jeopardy. For many, uncertainty, separation, and fear are part of daily life,” Kluge told the briefing. It was also reported that the WHO was "deeply troubled"...
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