Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Commission's response team to coordinate work on halting COVID-19 outbreak

Brussels, 02/03/2020 - 12:00, UNIQUE ID: 200303_3
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EU News 46/2020

 The European Commission continues working on all fronts to support Member States in preparedness, halt the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our citizens. Today, we are launching the corona response team, a team of five Commissioners who will coordinate work on halting COVID-19 outbreak; Janez Lenarčič, who is in charge of crisis management, Stella Kyriakides, in charge of health issues, Ylva Johansson, for border-related issues, Adina Vălean, in charge of mobility and Paolo Gentiloni, for macroeconomic aspects. The response team will be working on three main pillars: first, the medical field, covering prevention and procurement to relief measures, information and foresight. Under this pillar, we will be working in close cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Medicines Agency. The second pillar covers mobility, from transport to travel advice and Schengen-related questions. The third pillar covers the economy. It is looking in-depth at various business sectors – such as tourism or transport, trade, as well as value chains and macro-economy. Today, the Commission is also launching a dedicated webpage on COVID-19. The website provides information on key activities across medical, civil protection, mobility, economy and statistics angles, as well as links to Member States' dedicated websites, most recent studies and other relevant information.  

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