The European Parliament has canceled its next plenary session in Strasbourg starting at the end of the month due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The move follows Parliament President David Sassolis decision to cut short this weeks plenary session for the same reason.
The Strasbourg session originally set to begin on March 30 and end on April 2 will instead become a “mini-session” from April 1-2 in Brussels. The Strasbourg plenary session beginning May 11 is still on the schedule for now. Parliaments Secretary-General Klaus Welle made the decision after consulting political group leaders.
Parliament will also scrap committee votes next week but keep the committee and group meetings that were planned the week after.