EU leaders meet virtually to discuss COVID-19 situation

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    European Union leaders met virtually on February 26 to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of solving pressing coronavirus-related health and logistical problems. The EU remains one of the world’s worst hit by the virus, with several nations under lockdown and social restrictions in place.

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