On Friday, April 17, 2020, the European Parliament approved to delay by one year the EU Medical Device Regulation with 693 votes in favor, 1 against and 2 abstentions. A great support!
HOWEVER, the proposal now has to be approved by the member states and published in the Official Journal before taking effect. This should only be a formality.
The delay is due to the COVID-19 fight but it will be beneficial for others as well. Here is the European Parliament press release.
The 12 month delay is just a short period considering that the Importer will now request MDR compliant products.