News - April 28, 2020

ECDC – Q&A on COVID-19

The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) published an interesting list of questions and answers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Q&A list, available on their website covers many topics from general information, medical information, prevention, to more practical implications concerning the need for travel, the link between the diseases and animals, etc.

In an exchange of letters with the ECDC, EUCOPE flagged to the agency the importance of Member States guidelines on the treatment of vulnerable patients during COVID-19. EUCOPE is happy to see a list of such national guidelines now featured in the Q&A webpage, under the medical information chapter. This only underlines the need for collaboration between all stakeholders and the paramount importance of a coordinated approach when it comes to fighting this unprecedented pandemic.

The document is accessible here.