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.