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EU fails to persuade France, Germany to lift coronavirus health gear controls

EU fails to persuade France, Germany to lift coronavirus health gear controls

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials sought in vain on Friday to persuade France, Germany and other European countries to lift controls on the export of protective medical gear, which officials said could hurt the bloc’s collective effort to fight the coronavirus. Countries including Germany, France and the Czech Republic have announced bans on exports

EU urges solidarity as coronavirus strains medical supplies

EU urges solidarity as coronavirus strains medical supplies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union officials held an emergency meeting in Brussels to urge solidarity among the 27 EU countries as they try to cope with potential shortages of medicine and protective gear caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Many EU countries rely on China, the source of the outbreak, for drug ingredients, and they are now struggling

EU looks to produce more drugs, protective gear as coronavirus strains supplies

EU looks to produce more drugs, protective gear as coronavirus strains supplies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union health ministers are looking for ways to produce more drugs and protective gear in Europe, to cope with shortages caused by the coronavirus outbreak, as they hold an emergency meeting in Brussels. Many EU countries rely on China, the source of the outbreak, for drug ingredients, and they are now struggling to avoid

EU eyes mobilization of retired medical workers, students to fight coronavirus

EU eyes mobilization of retired medical workers, students to fight coronavirus

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states are mulling radical measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, including the mobilization of retired healthcare workers and medical students to help hospitals handle growing numbers of patients, an EU official said on Thursday. Will the epidemics in the continent “require in the future the mobilization

Europe could face more drug shortages as coronavirus squeezes supplies

Europe could face more drug shortages as coronavirus squeezes supplies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe is experiencing delays in supplies of medicines and face masks because of coronavirus disruptions, according to EU and industry officials, compounding already acute shortages of drugs on the continent. Many countries around the world rely on China, the source of the outbreak, for drug ingredients in an age of global supply

Drug shortages likely from India, China as coronavirus spreads

Drug shortages likely from India, China as coronavirus spreads

close Video Infectious disease expert answers viewer questions about coronavirus Dr. Marc Lipsitch, infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard University, predicts that the coronavirus will ultimately not be containable. The global spread of the coronavirus has started to affect the supply of antibiotics and vitamins out of India and China . While

Germany bans export of medical protection gear due to coronavirus

Germany bans export of medical protection gear due to coronavirus

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has banned the export of medical protection gear to avoid supply shortages of masks, gloves and suits as doctors and authorities race to contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday. The decision was taken by the government’s emergency task force on the coronavirus epidemic, with the