Norway, Spain, France and many other countries closing their borders to prevent Coronavirus

BBC summarizes the chaos situation due to Coronavirus on 15th of March 2020 as follows:

  • New screening requirements for Americans returning from Europe lead to long queues, most notably at Chicago O’Hare airport
  • The chaos leads to sharp criticism of the US government by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker
  • Australia orders 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals starting midnight on Sunday (13:00 GMT)
  • Voters go to the polls for local elections in France despite widespread coronavirus restrictions
  • On Saturday the French government ordered the closure of bars, restaurants and many shops
  • The Vatican says its traditional Easter week celebrations will be held this year without worshippers
  • The opening of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial is delayed until 24 May because of the crisis

In addition to BBC’s report Norway has ordered closing of its border both airports and harbours from 16th of March 2020.

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