Swedish EU Presidency stresses need for “a common EU approach” and “common European action” on coronavirus

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU stressed on Monday the need for “a common EU approach” and “common European action” following China’s decision to lift restrictions related to coronavirus and the increase in cases.

In particular, the Swedish Presidency is convening a meeting of the Council’s Crisis Response Mechanism (IPCR) on Wednesday 4 January to discuss coordination on possible entry requirements into the EU.

The lifting of exit restrictions from China, combined with the increasing COVID-19 spread in the country, has created the need for joint European action, a statement said.

“The Presidency is seeking a common EU approach to the possible introduction of entry requirements. It is important to take the necessary measures quickly,” Swedish Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Jakob Forssmed said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency