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EU health ministers to meet on 6 March to discuss COVID-19 outbreak

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 5.3.2020 14.12 | Published in English on 5.3.2020 at 17.01
Press release 43/2020

EU health ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting on Friday 6 March to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru will represent Finland in the meeting.

The EU health ministers will discuss integrated situational awareness reports and related monitoring and assessment. The Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has prepared questions to guide the ministers’ discussion. 

The health ministers held an extraordinary meeting already on 13 February 2020 when they adopted Council conclusions on EU response and coordination due to the threat caused by the novel coronavirus disease.

The Council meeting on 6 March will also be attended by representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Inquiries:

Veli-Mikko Niemi, Director-General, tel. +358 295 163 425, +358 46 921 0285
Inquiries by the media during the meeting: 
Leena Salonen, Communications Specialist, tel. +358 295 163 077, +358 50 524 1036

Krista Kiuru
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