European Union External Action

Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on EU support to China for the Coronavirus outbreak

03/02/2020 - 08:49
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Following information from China about the need for protective equipment, the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is in contact with all EU Member States to facilitate the delivery of needed personal protective equipment. 

As President von der Leyen said last week following her call with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the EU stands ready to provide any assistance necessary to assist China in its efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. 

As an immediate first response, Member States have so far mobilised a total of 12 tons of protective equipment, already en route to China. 

The Commission will continue providing its support to China.

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