European Commissioner expects surge of coronavirus in EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Kyriakides, countries need to show solidarity and act together
12:30, 7 March 2020

In the coming weeks, member countries of the European Union expect a surge in the number of cases of infection with the Chinese coronavirus, or Covid-19. EU Commissioner for Healthcare Stella Kyriakides stated this, DW reported.

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In her view, the upcoming surge will be a test for health systems. At the same time, the Commissioner emphasized the need to show solidarity and act together.

"Now is the time not for panic, but for rational and clear decisions based on science and the latest recommendations in the field of epidemiology," Kyriakides emphasized.

It also became known that the European Commission allocates extra 37.5 million Euros for the fight against coronavirus. This money will go to 17 projects of 136 research groups that work "on several fronts", including the development of vaccines, as well as diagnostic and treatment methods.

As we reported before, as of the morning of March 7, in the laboratory of the Center for Public Health of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry, 16 samples of materials were examined; all studies yielded a negative result.

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The ministry noted that research on four more samples is ongoing. There's a total of 20 samples of materials - six were taken from individuals with suspected coronavirus, another 14 were collected from contact persons.


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