Brussels, September 16
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen mentioned on Wednesday that the bloc should rise above its fragmented method on coping with Covid by centralising extra decision-making on well being points.
She additionally advised EU legislators that Italy will host a worldwide well being summit subsequent 12 months, throughout its G20 presidency. Von der Leyen totally acknowledged the delicate state that the pandemic has left EU in, with the dying toll closing in on 150,000 and the financial system dealing with the worst hunch within the bloc’s historical past.
Meanwhile, Spanish capital Madrid, the Covid hotspot of Europe, has deliberate to introduce selective lockdowns in city areas the place Covid is spreading quicker, regional well being authorities mentioned. — Agencies