German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that an informal summit of European Union (EU) leaders was canceled. She was quoted by Reuters.
It was supposed to be held in Berlin in November, but the meeting will not take place due to the risk of the spread of coronavirus. According to the German leader, the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic is “felt again” in all EU member states.
Merkel also noted that the economic recovery from the effects of quarantine measures will be faster if the infection is brought under control. In this regard, tracking the contacts of infected people is recognized as one of the best ways to combat the pandemic. “No one at the summit expressed dissatisfaction with this method,” the Chancellor said.
In many European countries, the situation with coronavirus is getting worse. The UK authorities have already tightened quarantine measures: for example, residents of London were banned from visiting and moving around the city and country without special needs. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the beginning of the second wave of the spread of coronavirus in the country and noted that the current situation is alarming.