European Union chief warns against relaxing Covid-19 measures

Andrew Cummings
November 26, 2020

"The deal "allows us to buy up to 160 million doses of a vaccine produced by Moderna", he added".

Johnson's reaffirmation that the transition period, which ends on December 31, would not be extended came hours after European Commission President von der Leyen said she could not yet tell if there would be a Brexit deal.

"This is our sixth contract with a vaccine producer, and we are working on yet another one".

Vaccinations against the coronavirus could start in the 27 European Union nations by Christmas and member countries must urgently prepare their logistical chains to cope with the rollout of hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccines, according to a top EU official.

"Once the vaccine is indeed proven to be safe and effective, every Member State will receive it at the same time, on a pro-rata basis, on the same conditions".

The Sofia Globe's coverage of the Covid-19 situation is supported by the Embassies of Switzerland and Finland.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 24, 2020. We're talking about millions of syringes, we're talking about cold chains, we're talking about organizing vaccination centres, we're talking about trained personnel that is there.

"The European Union is well prepared for a no-deal scenario", she told the European Parliament on Wednesday. "Hospitals remain under stress, and in some regions some intensive care units are overwhelmed", she said.

Von der Leyen made clear that if Poland and Hungary thought the measure was illegal, they should take the matter to the Court of Justice of the European Union - and not hold up much-needed funds in the middle of a pandemic.

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