In Europe, isolation for the elderly could be extended until the end of 2020

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In European countries the insulation for the elderly, and especially those at risk, should be extended until the end of 2020, to protect them from the coronavirus.

“Without a vaccine we need to limit contact with the elderly,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with Bild, noting that the vaccine COVID-19 may receive only the end of the year.

This is especially true of seniors living in nursing homes, where the virus is spreading fast. “I know it’s hard, isolation is a burden. But it is a matter of life and death. We need to be disciplined and patient,” urged von der Leyen.

“Children and young people will be able to enjoy the freedom of movement to a greater extent than the elderly and people with chronic diseases,” she said.

European Commission President expressed confidence that the European laboratory will be able to find a vaccine against coronavirus and, according to her projections, this will happen by the end of 2020. “And to ensure timely vaccination, we are already negotiating with producers,” she added.