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Commission sets out key actions to beat Covid-19

The EU executive set out a number of actions needed to step up the fight against the pandemic.


Among the key recommenda­tions, it called on Member States to accelerate the roll-out of vaccinatio­n across the EU: by March 2021, at least 80 percent of people over the age of 80, and 80 percent of health and social care profession­als in every Member State should be vaccinated.

Moreover, the EU wants Member States to have vaccinated a minimum of 70 percent of the adult population by summer.

The Commission also calls on Member States to continue to apply physical distancing, limit social contacts, fight disinforma­tion, coordinate travel restrictio­ns, ramp up testing, and increase contact tracing and genome sequencing to face up to the risk from new variants of the virus.

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