On March 2, European Parliament President David Sassoli announced that the Parliament would take further precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to him, 130 events at Parliament premises will be canceled, and visitors will not be allowed to access the Parliament for this period.
Sassoli also stressed that parliamentary work will continue, including committee meetings and the plenary session.
The Mission of Ukraine to the EU, in turn, said that the restrictions were also applied to Ukrainian Week in the European Parliament, which had been scheduled for March 3-5.
"Unfortunately, we are forced to announce that the planned 'Ukrainian Week in the European Parliament', which was scheduled for March 3-5, is postponed indefinitely due to the European Parliament's restrictions on mass events amid the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection," the statement reads.
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.
“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 twitted.