Lack of contact-tracing capacity driving coronavirus into 'darkness' - WHO

FILE PHOTO: Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak at the United Nations in Geneva
FILE PHOTO: Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak at the United Nations in Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) - A lack of contact-tracing capacity in Europe, despite very high rates of positive tests, will drive the coronavirus further into the "darkness", the World Health Organization's top emergency expert told an online briefing on Monday.

"We are seeing very, very high positivity rates and an increasing lack of capacity to do any effective form of contact-tracing, which is going to further drive the disease into darkness," Mike Ryan said.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Michael Shields and Kate Kelland; Editing by Mark Heinrich)