The European Union Closes External Borders in Virus Battle


Leaders in the European Union have agreed to close the bloc’s external borders to most non-EU citizens for 30 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Europe has been called the new epicentre of the global outbreak by the World Health Organisation and many countries are already on lockdown, with people’s movement restricted.

According to Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, it would be up to European nations to enforce the closures adding that“The enemy is the virus and we have to do our utmost to protect our people and our economies.” Read more