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The pandemic could have a lasting impact on mental health

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on the mental health of people around the world.

There were reports of infections and fears of infection causing mental injuries, as well as a quarantine order to limit the spread of the epidemic, but many people also volunteered to isolate. All this is exacerbated by fears of unemployment, financial status and social exclusion. The document highlights that this can lead to an overall deterioration in mental health.

People in Europe are literally breaking under the stress of Covid-19 and its repercussionsHans Kluge, European Director of the World Health Organization stressed. As he said, the pandemic provides an opportunity for states to consider how they can contribute to maintaining people’s mental health by implementing necessary reforms.

He stated that all this is necessary to make ourselves better and stronger. He added that mental health should be treated as a basic human right.

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