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European Union Will Close External Borders For 30 Days To Slow Coronavirus Pandemic

European Union member nations will close EU’s external borders for 30 days in a dramatic new effort slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the planned external border closings at a press conference Tuesday.

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“The union and its member states will do whatever it takes,” said European Council President Charles Michel.

Michel said the EU will arrange for the repatriation of citizens of member countries.

On Monday, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said he was closing his nation’s borders to foreigners, with the major exception of U.S. citizens.

Also Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered people in that nation to stay at home for up to 15 days, except for essential needs.

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