The risk level of the novel coronavirus in the EU was raised from 'moderate' to 'high' on Monday, as announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels during a joint press conference with a team of commissioners in charge of halting the spread of the disease.
«ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) has announced today that the risk level has risen from... Еще moderate to high for people in the EU. In other words, the virus continues to spread,» stated von der Leyen.
«This epidemic is a global challenge. No country can deal with it alone. We need to work together at all levels from local communities through member states and internationally,» added Commissioner Janez Lenarcic, before explaining the recent figures designated to founding research programs against the virus and help for states in need.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson also stressed that so far no member states had indications of implementing internal border checks inside the Schengen area whilst Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, said that it was still too soon to measure the impact of downsides risks derived from the outbreak.
The latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control indicates that there have now been more than 89,000 cases worldwide and 3,046 deaths related to the virus.