EP cancels visits in its premises for three weeks

Parliamentary work will continue, including the plenary session and committee sittings

Photo: EP David Sassoli

Taking further precautionary measures in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19, the European Parliament announced on Monday evening that will cancel in the next three weeks 130 events at Parliament premises, such as exhibitions, hearings or external conferences.

These events were expected to be attended by 6000 to 7000 participants. Visitors will not be allowed to access the Parliament for this period.

In a statement, EP President David Sassoli stressed that parliamentary work will be upheld, including the next plenary session, committee meetings, the Conference of Presidents as well as the work of President’s office.

“As far as EP administration and staff is concerned, we demand everybody who has visited one of the areas affected or has been in touch with an infected person to work from home and monitor closely their health status. Members of Parliament are advised to apply the same principle of responsibility”, President Sassoli underlined.   

The current set of measures applies for the next three weeks with the possibility of changes and adaptations, according to the development, the EP President explained.

 

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