Swiss seek access to EU early-warning system as coronavirus spreads

Isabella Eckerle, head of the Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases, Daniel Koch and Patrick Mathys (LtoR) of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health address a news conference on the new coronavirus in Bern, Switzerland January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

BERN (Reuters) – Switzerland needs access to a European Union early-warning system for health crises to shore up its defences against the new coronavirus in China, Swiss health officials said on Tuesday. Under the EU’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS), member states share information to try to prevent or control cross-border threats to health. […]

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