The European Commission urged member nations to step up preparations against the new surge of coronavirus infections.
“Time is running out,” EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said.
“Everyone’s first priority should be to do what it takes to avoid the devastating consequences of generalized lockdowns,” she added.
Kyriakides said the portion of the EU population to be prioritized would be decided depending on the vaccines that could be available.
Europe reports more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases every day.