The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March. In order to protect the population from possible infection with COVID-19, most countries, included our project partners’ countries, announced the emergency situation, which limited job opportunities in the institutions.
It should be stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic situation significantly affected VOGAS project activities. The strict restrictions limited the work of all partners and thereby the progress of the research. These pandemic-related problems include delays in purchase/delivery of laboratory consumables and materials caused by the broken supply chains, delays and problems during the transport of samples between laboratories and limited human resources etc.
Considering these reasons project has been extended till September 2022.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824986