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Six key takeaways from the EU Commission‘s Covid-19 exit plan

The guidelines state that lifting restrictions will ‘unavoidably’ lead to more cases and that the economies of member states must be restarted in phases

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
16th April, 2020
Graffiti in Sutton in Dublin encourages public solidarity during the Covid-19 lockdown. The EU Commission‘s exit plan says member states should seek to coordinate any lifting of restrictions. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The European Commission has published guidelines for EU member states to ease emergency measures and restrictions put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19. Here are the six key takeaways from the document:

1: Cases will rise

On relaxing containment measures, the commission said it would “unavoidably” lead to an increase in new cases. As a result, it emphasised that extensive monitoring systems would need to be in place to accurately track the...

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