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Chinese and EU Health Experts Hold Second Video Conference on COVID-19

Chinese and EU Health Experts Hold Second Video Conference on COVID-19

On 26 February 2020, China and the EU held the second video conference on the response to COVID-19, bringing together officials and experts from the National Health Commission of China, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, DG SANTE of the European Commission and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The two sides updated each other on the recent developments in relation to COVID-19 and had a detailed exchange of views about specific response measures.

The Chinese side said that since the first conference, the effective response measures taken by the Chinese government have produced good results and positive signs have appeared. The China-WHO joint mission has done a briefing on its inspection results. China follows the development of the outbreak in European countries and stands ready to share its experience with the EU to jointly tackle the challenge.

The EU side briefed on the recent development related to the outbreak in Europe and the measures taken by the EU to coordinate and support the response efforts of its member states. The EU expressed thanks to China for the timely briefing and noted WHO’s recognition of China’s response measures. The EU also expressed readiness to maintain close communication with China and draw upon China’s good practices and experience.

Representatives of the Chinese Mission to the EU joined the conference.

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