BRUSSELS, Dec. 29 (.) –
The European Commission has convened a meeting of the Twenty-seven Health Ministries this Thursday morning to adopt a “coordinated” response to the rebound in coronavirus infections in China, after Italy has already announced that it will request a negative test to those who come from the Asian giant.
In this sense, sources from the Commission consulted by Europa Press have recalled before the meeting of the Health Security Committee that, when it was agreed in October to lift the pending mobility restrictions, the possibility of activating a “travel brake” was also left open. emergency” to re-impose restrictions “in a coordinated manner.
This approach was endorsed by the Twenty-seven on December 7, so the block would have room to tighten controls if it considered it necessary to avoid possible side effects derived from the explosion of infections in China.
Brussels recalls that the variant prevalent in China, the omicron BF7, is already present in Europe and “has not grown significantly” in recent weeks. “However, we remain vigilant and are ready to use the emergency brake if necessary,” the sources explained.