COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak
February 24, 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232 million. Part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the next months.
“As cases continue to rise, public health is the number one priority. Whether it be boosting preparedness in Europe, in China or elsewhere, the international community must work together. Europe is here to play a leading role,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.