Coronavirus update: Spain on lockdown, Germany shuts borders

Coronavirus update: Spain on lockdown, Germany shuts borders

The closure is the latest of the measures in Germany’s struggle with the pandemic coronavirus, schools, and kindergartens across the country scheduled to close next week
Germany has decided to close the borders with Austria, France, and Switzerland because of the spread of coronavirus, according to a number of German media, including Spiegel Online.

According to the publication, on the border will introduce stringent control measures. At the same time, the intersection must allow those people who regularly travel to work. Also, keep the free movement of goods.
It is not clear when will take effect the closure of the border. Probably talking about 8 a.m. Monday local time. Officially the government’s decision is not yet published. This decision was made after a telephone conference with the participation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Prime Ministers of Bavaria, Baden-württemberg and Saarland.

The closure is the latest of the measures in Germany’s struggle with the pandemic coronavirus. Schools and kindergartens across the country scheduled to close next week. The many Federal States are limited to events, closed restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and cinemas.

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Also on Sunday, the carrier Deutsche Bahn has announced that it will restrict regional traffic to a special schedule.
Earlier, Angela Merkel said that 60-70% of the population are likely to be infected with the coronavirus. She said that as long as there is no cure, the focus should be focused on slowing the spread of the virus.
Recall that as of Sunday morning, March 15, in the world of recorded 73 968 people, who managed to recover from coronavirus, and infected 156 400 people

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