UK wants global virus fight but won’t join EU ventilator plan

Luxembourg Times | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  • Boris Johnson joined a video conference summit with other Group of 20 leaders on Thursday to make the case for an international alliance to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The prime minister’s spokesman, James Slack, insisted the UK will not take part in the EU’s joint programme for boosting the supply of ventilators, vital kit to treat critically ill patients in hospitals.
  • Ministers have publicly dubbed it “the prime minister’s ventilator challenge.”