The European Union has announced that its borders will be closed to non-European countries in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus on the Continent.
The new measure to contain the virus was announced by French President Emmanuel Macron who said European be borders will be closed from lunch time tomorrow.
The border closure is expected to last 30 days and affects all countries within the European Union and the Schengen free travel zone.
“All trips between non-European countries and the EU and the Schengen zone will be suspended for 30 days,” Macron said in a televised address to the nation.
The virus has continued to spiral out of control in some European countries like Italy while a significant number of cases have been going in the UK and France.
The virus has affected 27 African countries so far with most announcing measures to tackle the menace including the closure of borders.