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EU underscores need for caution in lifting restrictions amid COVID-19

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Top European Union (EU) officials have underscored the need to be more cautious about lifting restrictions amid the second wave of COVID-19 infections.

European Council President Charles Michel said at a news conference following the EU leaders’ videoconference on Thursday.

“We need to learn past lessons and be cautious when we lift restrictions. Lifting restrictions should be “gradual and regressive.’’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stressed the importance of managing expectations.

She said that the “impact of lifting measures too hastily has had a very bad impact on the epidemiological situation in summer and fall.

“We will make a proposal for a gradual and coordinated approach to lifting containment measures. It will be very important to avoid another wave.’’

The EU leaders held a regular video conference to coordinate actions against the pandemic.

Apart from lifting restrictions, issues like forging a common approach to the use of rapid antigen tests and vaccinations were also discussed.

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