Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, said that the third wave has started in the new type of coronavirus pandemic in European countries and the situation is "worrying".
Von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel held a press conference after the EU Leaders Summit, which was held by video conferencing and was completed in one day although it had been planned for two days.
Pointing to the importance of rapid vaccination in Europe, Von der Leyen said: " Vaccination is now finally in steady progress. So far, 88 million doses have been delivered, and a total of 62 million doses have been administered."
Von der Leyen emphasized that these numbers may be much higher if the companies with which the EU has signed vaccine purchasing agreements fulfill their contractual commitments.
Stating that BioNTech and Moderna provide reliable and timely supply and that these companies will send more vaccines in the second quarter, Von der Leyen reminded that a single dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be started to be administered in the near future.