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EAEU countries elaborate an agreed action program to protect life and health of population due to spreading COVID-19

EAEU countries elaborate an agreed action program to protect life and health of population due to spreading COVID-19

3/17/2020
The anti-epidemic measures to be implemented by the Eurasian Economic Union countries in light of detected cases of COVID-19 were considered at a regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Authorized Bodies in the Field of Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population of the EAEU States. Representatives of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan attended the Council's meeting as well.

The sides reviewed the current situation related to the detected COVID-19 cases and measures to control the spreading of the novel coronavirus infection, including strengthening sanitary and quarantine controls, restricting movement of persons across the border, restricting air traffic and monitoring persons that arrive from countries with adverse coronavirus situation.

At present, almost all Union States have confirmed cases of COVID-19, except for Kyrgyzstan. The meeting attendees stressed the importance of concerted actions and exchange of information on the epidemiological situation related to spreading COVID-19 to protect the life and health of the population in the Eurasian region.

Test systems elaborated by Rospotrebnadzor were transferred to 13 States, including the Union countries, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

The importance was emphasized to ensure sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the EAEU population by providing further free assistance by Rospotrebnadzor in the form of supplying modern Russian tools for COVID-19 laboratory diagnostics.

For reference

The Council of Heads of Authorized Bodies in the Field of Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population of the EAEU Member States was established in accordance with Decision No. 9 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council dated May 31, 2016. It is an auxiliary body of the Union conceived to help Member States implement an agreed and coordinated policy on ensuring sanitary and epidemiological welfare.​