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Coronavirus outbreak

Event date: 04/03/2020

Coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 originated in Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China. It has since spread beyond Asia and there is a rising number of people infected with COVID-19 in EU Member States.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (Corona) has led WHO to declare a public health emergency of international concern.

News history

MEPs discuss ways to strengthen EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak and vote

During the plenary session (9-12 March 2020), MEPs discuss on Coronavirus outbreak, state of play and ensuring a coordinated European response to the health, economic and social impact

David SASSOLI, EP President, speaks to the press on the situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID19), in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Manfred WEBER (EPP, DE), EPP Group leader, Antonio TAJANI (EPP, IT), and Esther de LANGE (EPP, NL), speak to the press on the EU response to the Coronavirus, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.