Delegation of the European Union to Japan

COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

Brussels, 19/03/2020 - 11:55, UNIQUE ID: 200323_3
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EU News 63/2020

Today, the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Medical equipment part of the stockpile will include items such as:

  • intensive care medical equipment such as ventilators,
  • personal protective equipment such as reusable masks,
  • vaccines and therapeutics,
  • laboratory supplies.
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