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10 Jun 2020

EEC approves draft plan to stem COVID-19 spread in EAEU

EEC approves draft plan to stem COVID-19 spread in EAEU
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MOSCOW, 10 June (BelTA) - The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a draft comprehensive action plan to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), BelTA learned from the press service of the EEC.

“The council of heads of authorized bodies in sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing of the population of the EAEU states together with the Eurasian Economic Commission have prepared a draft comprehensive plan of short-term and long-term activities in the area of sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing and healthcare, aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus and other dangerous infections, building the capacity of public healthcare systems, sanitary and epidemiological supervision, coordinated development of effective means of diagnosis and prevention of COVID-19,” the EEC said.

“The implementation of measures included in the comprehensive plan will strengthen and coordinate the potential of public healthcare systems of the EAEU countries, which can be used not only to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, but also other infectious diseases within the EAEU. The plan will contribute to the protection of the population in the common epidemiological space of the Union to prevent possible future epidemics,” stressed Viktor Nazarenko, a member of the EEC Board (Minister) on Technical Regulation.

The comprehensive plan of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases provides for mutual exchange of information of surveillance bodies within the framework of general information processes of the EAEU; joint development of recommendations; joint research and training of specialists to develop coordinated responses to outbreaks of actual and unknown (new) infectious diseases in accordance with international health regulations.

“The document as a whole was approved at the meeting of the EEC Board and corresponds to the resolution of the supreme body of the World Health Assembly (issued on 18 May 2020), which is supported by more than 100 WHO member states,” the press service said.

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