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Emmanuel Macron Doesn't Exclude The Further EU Borders Closing

Emmanuel Macron Doesn't Exclude The Further EU Borders Closing

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the borders of the Schengen Area may remain closed until September. This was stated by French President Emmanuel Macron during a video conference with trade Union leaders.

The cause may be different rates of development of the new coronavirus epidemic in the world. As an example, macron cited the United States, where the coronavirus infection is spreading with a delay of several weeks and thus will reach its peak later, Africa, where the situation is also developing differently, and Asia, where the second peak of infection is possible.

The French President is aware that the closure of borders may affect the recovery of the economy. Macron is expected to announce additional measures in connection with the coronavirus pandemic to the French in his address to the nation on the evening of April 13.

According to the Worldometers portal on April 11, more than 1.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the world, and almost 104 thousand people have died.