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EU closes border for 30 days due to Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictions might be extended if it is necessary
13:18, 18 March 2020

Ursula von der Leyen
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The European Union plans to close the border for all minor travels due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will give priority for the transport necessary for the support of the economy as European Commission Head Ursula von der Leyen reported on Twitter.

She stated that the European Commission wants to amend the border regime of the community and presented proper restrictions.

Particularly, the priority at the EU borders will be given to the transport necessary for the support of the continuity of the economy.

Related: 12 Ukrainians being treated for coronavirus abroad, - Ukraine's MFA

Moreover, the temporary restriction for minor travels to the EU is imposed for 30 days.  According to von der Leyen, the restrictions might be extended if it is necessary. However, they will not spread on the long-term residents of the EU, members of the families of the EU citizens and diplomats. Besides, there are exceptions for doctors, nurses and experts who help to fight coronavirus.

French President Emmanuel Macron declared ‘war’ against the virus during the speech on Monday, banning all public events all over the country.

As we reported, the Russian government decided to shut down the border traffic with Belaurs in the view of the spreading Chinese coronavirus.

 

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