WORLD EU chief proposes ban on 'non-essential' travel into bloc

WORLD

EU chief proposes ban on 'non-essential' travel into bloc

AFP

23:49, March 16, 2020

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Monday proposed that the bloc close its borders to non-essential travel, as Europe scrambles to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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A man adjusts his face mask at the Atocha train Station in Madrid on March 16, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

"The less travel, the more we can contain the virus. Therefore... I propose to the heads of state and governments to introduce temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the European Union," she said.

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