ECDC update on COVID-19 state of play

07-09-2020 - 11:07
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On 2 September, the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Dr Andrea AMMON, have given an update to the ENVI Members on the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU.

As countries regained control of transmission and alleviated the burden on healthcare, many measures were relaxed or removed to allow for a more viable way of life with the virus in circulation. Subsequently, a recent increase in COVID-19 cases has been reported in many EU/EEA countries during the summer. Dr Ammon was, among others, laid out the conclusions of the ECDC latest risk-assessment and other technical reports. During the exchange of views, ENVI Members have had the opportunity to ask questions to the ECDC Director and discuss the status quo and the way forward to minimise the risk of COVID-19 resurgence.