Next week’s plenary session will instead be held in the Belgian capital, Brussels. The closure comes after the British government said it would not close the Houses of Parliament. Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg made the announcement on Thursday.
European Parliament President David Sassoli said: “On the basis of an updated report from the European Parliament’s Medical Service on the evolution of Covid-19, next week’s plenary session will exceptionally be held in Brussels due to force majeure.”
And Belgian MEP Assita Kanko tweeted: “Next week we are not going to Strasbourg because of Covid-19 coronavirus. Plenary in Brussels.”
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