Prime Minister Sanna Marin discussed the coronavirus (koronavirus, in Finnish) situation on Tuesday 10 March with EU leaders, the Finnish Government reported.
In a video conference, Prime Minister Sanna Marin analysed the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus with the EU Heads of State and Government, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Central Bank.
During the negotiations led by President of the European Council Charles Michel, the members of the European Council exchanged information on the coronavirus situation and the national measures taken in their countries.
The Heads of State and Government discussed the coordination of measures in order to limit the spread of the virus and curb the economic consequences.
No formal decisions made
No formal decisions were made during the discussion of the members of the European Council. Prime Minister Marin noted that the situation in Europe has taken a more serious turn.
“The discussion of the Heads of State and Government emphasised the need for joint coordination and the exchange of up-to-date information. The coronavirus situation is developing rapidly throughout Europe and we are constantly monitoring it. In Finland, the number of infections is still small compared to many other European countries. However, we are prepared for all situations and are assessing the necessary measures on a daily basis,” Marin said.