Crisis management: emergency aid and medical staff mobilised via EU Civil Protection Mechanism

The Commission continues to coordinate assistance to countries requesting EU support on various fronts. Responding to Slovakia’s request for medical staff to help treat COVID-19 patients, Denmark has offered to send 3 doctors and 5 nurses via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Belgium has offered to deploy 1 doctor, 2 nurses and a team leader to Slovakia. Commissioner Lenarčič welcomes these offers as another tangible example of EU solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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