UK missed out on EU ventilator scheme due to ‘communication problem’

Politico (EU) | Mar 26, 2020 at 7:33 PM
  • The British government said Thursday that it missed the deadline for taking part in an EU-wide effort to purchase life-saving ventilators and other equipment to treat coronavirus because of a “communication problem”.
  • Three schemes underway will see countries jointly purchase ventilators, protective gear and testing equipment — with the idea that pooling requests means the countries can buy equipment at a lower price.