Leaders shut Europe's borders to fight outbreak

  • 2020-03-18
  • LETA/AFP/TBT Staff
BRUSSELS - The European Union will impose an entry ban on travelers from outside the bloc for 30 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus, European leaders decided on Tuesday. The decision is most significant emergency measure yet from the EU, which has scrambled to come up with a unified response to the deadly epidemic that is sweeping the continent. The 27 leaders met by videoconference to agree the ban on non-essential travel to the bloc -- an idea strongly backed by France, hoping to persuade member states that they need not close doors to each ...
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