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EU health ministers to discuss testing and quarantine practices and coronavirus vaccines

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 3.9.2020 12.06 | Published in English on 3.9.2020 at 14.34
Press release 202/2020

The health ministers of the European Union (EU) will hold an informal video conference on Friday 4 September to discuss the testing and quarantine practices used in EU countries and topical matters related to the coronavirus vaccines currently under development. Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru will represent Finland at the conference.


The conference will be organised by the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.  A discussion paper prepared beforehand by the German Presidency will serve as the basis for discussion. 

In addition to the EU health ministers, the video conference will be attended by the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Inquiries:

Outi Kuivasniemi, Director for International Affairs, tel. +358 295 163 117, [email protected]
Sari Vuorinen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 163 049, [email protected]