BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 07 – “We are in a very serious situation with high levels of Covid transmissibility. The upcoming holiday season, when contacts between groups of people increase, can make matters worse. With the further expansion that we expect from the Omicron variant, the situation could really go from bad to worse, so we need to take other preventive measures, in parallel with an expansion of vaccination ”. This was stated by the director of the European Agency for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc), Andrea Ammon, in a public session of the EU Health Council. (HANDLE).