V4 states launch virtual Covid-19 centre

Szynkowski vel Sęk said at the opening that the centre will enhance information and experience exchange between the V4 countries, which in turn will make it easier for them to curb the spread of the virus. Rafał Guz

Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk on Friday took part in the launching of a virtual monitoring centre to trace the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic funded jointly by the Visegrad Group countries (V4, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary).

Szynkowski vel Sęk said at the opening that the centre will enhance information and experience exchange between the V4 countries, which in turn will make it easier for them to curb the spread of the virus.

The new centre's work will embrace information exchange, it will also monitor the national health service's readiness to deal with the epidemic, and the execution of other epidemic-caused restrictions, e.g. in transport and foreign travel.

The idea for the centre emerged at a September 11 meeting of the V4 countries' prime ministers, at which they stressed the need for better information exchange about the epidemic between the group's members.