Von der Leyen: EU’s elderly to be kept isolated until 2021

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the bloc's elderly may have to be kept isolated until the end of the year to protect them from coronavirus, DW reported on Sunday. "Without a vaccine, we have to limit as much as possible contact with the elderly," she told the German newspaper Bild.

"I know it's difficult and that isolation is a burden, but it is a question of life or death, we have to remain disciplined and patient. Children and young people will enjoy more freedom of movement earlier than elderly people and those with pre-existing medical conditions," she pointed out. Von der Leyen also added that she hoped a European laboratory would be able to come up with a vaccine soon.

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