The European Commission is coordinating efforts to fight the surge of coronavirus Covid-19 in the EU, using the capabilities of the civil protection Mechanism, the EU has addressed members with a request for solidarity to help Italy, which lacked protective masks.
An appropriate message published on the website of the European Commission.
“Italy is part of our European family and we will do everything we can to help. We are in constant contact with the Italian civil defence. As we said from the beginning of the outbreak, is a virus that knows no borders, and all countries should show solidarity and coordinate actions”, – said on this occasion, the European Commissioner for crisis management Janez Lenarcic.
According to the report, the European Commission together with member countries to accelerate the process of joint ordering of protective equipment. The main purpose of these efforts is to ensure access of all countries-members to the required number of protective equipment and minimize the potential shortage.
It is also noted that yesterday the European Commissioner for the internal market Terry Breton (Thierry Breton) announced the beginning of work on the generalization of the effect that a surge of coronavirus responsible for the European industry and business activity.
“The damage to tourism and air transport is already being felt. And this is only the beginning,” the Commissioner said yesterday during the EU Council on competition issues.
According to the European Commission, the impact of the coronavirus in January and February of this year in Europe arrived in the 250 thousand Chinese tourists that resulted in the loss of about 2 million days of living in hotels. Losses are all European carriers. Commissioner Terry Breton appealed to all EU countries with the request to provide the European Commission with timely information on the volume of losses for evaluating and responding to damage COVID-19 deals to companies and businesses around the level of the commodity supply.
As reported by UKRINFORM, as of February 28, the world was 83399 laboratory-confirmed cases Covid-19, of which 2858 lethal. Have recovered 36659 people.
In Italy was more than 650 cases of coronavirus – highest number after China.