.
.
.
.

Europe must be more efficient with coronavirus policies, says EU Council president

Published: Updated:

The situation in Europe, where coronavirus infections are surging, is “serious and alarming” and the bloc must be more efficient with testing, contact tracing, vaccine and quarantine policies, the EU Council President said.

For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.

“We need more efficiency in intercepting (the virus) before citizens infect each other. We need strong planning, otherwise we will have systematic lockdowns in coming months,” Charles Michel told Italian daily La Stampa in an interview published on Wednesday.

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app

Michel said coordination was also needed to limit the “negative economic and social effects” of the pandemic, when asked whether Europe feared a wave of social unrest.


He added that the area will need to be prepared when vaccines become available. “It will not be easy to manage that phase.”

Read more:

Coronavirus: COVID-19 resurges across US, Europe, and Russia

Coronavirus: ‘Crucial’ that EU recovery plan succeeds, says European C. Bank chief

Europe’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 250,000