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EU leaders discuss approaches to Covid-19 crisis

Source : 112 Ukraine

Particularly, they will discuss unilateral border closures and restrictions, the rollout of the vaccine and vaccine passports
14:55, 25 February 2021

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The EU leaders hold a videoconference to discuss approaches to the Covid-19 crisis, as DW reported.

Particularly, they will discuss unilateral border closures and restrictions, the rollout of the vaccine and vaccine passports.

Greece, Spain, and Austria stand for the adoption of vaccine passports; while Germany and France are not so keen on this idea.

Nevertheless, such a document is considered to be a step that enables safe and easy traveling in terms of the pandemic.

Related: Over 130 countries have not started vaccination from Covid-19, - UNESCO

Meanwhile, the unilateral closure of borders made by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden is considered to be inappropriate. These countries received warning letters from the European Commission.

Another issue that raises concerns is the slow vaccination campaign caused by slow vaccine authorizations and production rates.

"We need to urgently accelerate the authorization, production and distribution of vaccines, as well as vaccination. We also need to enhance our surveillance and detection capacity in order to identify variants as early as possible so as to control their spread,'' the draft statement of the EU leaders states.

Related: Vaccination from Covid-19 starts in Kyiv

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the beginning of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

However, Regional Director for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) Hans Kluge supposes that the pandemic of coronavirus will end at the beginning of 2022.

 

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