Coronavirus: EU offers Italy ‘heartfelt apology’ over response

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Ursula von der Leyen has offered ‘a heartfelt apology’ to Italy on behalf of the EU for the delays and lack of responses from other member states at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the union. As the World Health Organization warned that the continent remained firmly ‘in the eye of the storm’, the president of the European commission said that ‘too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand at the very beginning’
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