On Monday, March 2, the Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the "moderate" level of risk of coronavirus for the population of the European Union had risen to "high". She did that during a special press conference in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"In other words, the virus is still spreading," von der Leyen said.
Together with her, the press conference was attended by members of the European Commission responsible for health, crisis management, the economy, internal affairs and transport.
The Head of the European Commission said that such a change in an assessment was recommended by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. She also announced the creation of a special working group on the coordination of the situation with coronavirus.
As we reported earlier, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced a decision to declare the highest possible threat level for the epidemic of coronavirus. He wrote about it on his Twitter page.
“In my briefing today, I informed media that based on latest #coronavirus developments we have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of #COVID19 to very high at a global level,” he wrote.