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Belgium: Von der Leyen calls on EU states to lift medicines export ban amid coronavirus pandemic02:12

Belgium: Von der Leyen calls on EU states to lift medicines export ban amid coronavirus pandemic

Belgium, Brussels
April 09, 2020 at 00:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen called on the EU member states to lift the export ban on medicines in order to avoid shortages amid the coronavirus emergency in Europe.

In a video address delivered from Brussels on Wednesday, von der Leyen stressed that the priority of the European Union is "to ensure that Europeans have access to the medicines they need during this public health crisis."

The President explained that the ban removal will allow redistribution of the medicines inside the EU.

In addition, von der Leyen requested the member states to limit the online sale of the medicines necessary for the treatment of the coronavirus patients and called on the national authorities to fight with disinformation about the pandemic, explaining that it causes massive stockpiling by the citizens as part of the panic buying.

Belgium: Von der Leyen calls on EU states to lift medicines export ban amid coronavirus pandemic02:12
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President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen called on the EU member states to lift the export ban on medicines in order to avoid shortages amid the coronavirus emergency in Europe.

In a video address delivered from Brussels on Wednesday, von der Leyen stressed that the priority of the European Union is "to ensure that Europeans have access to the medicines they need during this public health crisis."

The President explained that the ban removal will allow redistribution of the medicines inside the EU.

In addition, von der Leyen requested the member states to limit the online sale of the medicines necessary for the treatment of the coronavirus patients and called on the national authorities to fight with disinformation about the pandemic, explaining that it causes massive stockpiling by the citizens as part of the panic buying.

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