EU may close borders for two years, - Czech official

Source : 112 Ukraine

EU will need a lot of months to overcome the crisis caused by Covid-19
13:38, 23 March 2020


The borders of the EU states might be closed for a year or two due to the spread of coronavirus as Prima reported citing Chair of crisis committee on counteraction coronavirus spread Roman Prymula.

“The development of the situation in the countries of Europe acquires unpleasant trends. A lot of months will be spent for the improvement of the situation. The closure of the border and restrictions of the travels to Europe tied with it may be extended for a year or two,” Prymula noted.

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Meanwhile, according to the official, all possible measures on the counteraction coronavirus spread are introduced in the Czech Republic. However, despite the assumed measures, the Czech Republic should prevent the mass entrance of people from countries, where the infection with coronavirus has reached an alarming rate: Italy, France, Germany, Spain and others.

As we reported, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to isolate herself. According to the journalists, the politician made this decision after visiting her doctor, who, as it turned out, was infected with a coronavirus.  

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Besides, Italian authorities decided to take the next step in tightening measures to combat coronavirus, suspending production in a number of industries.

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