Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The European Union has announced that 230m euros have been allocated to combat the coronavirus outbreak that has emerged in China and is spreading around the world.
After 4 people carrying coronavirus died in Italy, European Union officials announced their plan to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Stating that the priority is public health, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said: "The European Union has allocated 230 million Euros to combat the coronavirus, 114 million of which will be given to the World Health Organization and 100 million Euros will be used in the search for vaccines."
Emphasizing the importance of acting in unity and solidarity, Lenarcic added that they called on member states to be prepared for the epidemic 10 days ago and that they should continue their work without panic.
Congratulating Italy for its rapid action against the epidemic, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said that they needed credible and reliable information before taking any measures at the borders.
The European Commission, which allocated 15 million Euros to the European Union countries within the framework of the aid plan, called for the member countries to be prepared for the epidemic.