Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, says all non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged both within a country and across borders.
The long-overdue migration and asylum policy is set to be unveiled with mandatory measures on how to manage migration.
Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio.
"Too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand at the very beginning" von der Leyen admitted during a debate with MEPs over the EU's coronavirus response.
The EU commision has a clear message for member states: medical equipment must be shared within the bloc. The commission President said no country has the capacity to produce on its own what will be needed to fight against coronavirus.
Brussels bureau chooses the words of the year 2019, from 'revuelta' to 'restauration', learn a new word to define the last 365 days in Europe.
In this week's State of the Union Ursula von der Leyen finally takes the reins from Jean-Claude Juncker, in her first official work week.