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'Enemy is the Virus': EU Imposes 30-Day Travel Ban Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Tuesday that the European Union will be closing its external borders and establishing a 30-day entry ban to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

Merkel revealed that EU member states had "agreed to impose an entry ban" that provides travel exemptions to nationals of European Free Trade Association countries and Britain, according to the Telegraph.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed during a March 17 news conference that it will be the responsibility of bloc leaders to establish their countries' border closures.

"The enemy is the virus, and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and to protect our economies," she said, as reported by Reuters. "We are ready to do everything that is required. We will not hesitate to take additional measures as the situation evolves."

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