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    • Who will finally get right? Sweden or the rest of the world

      Who will finally get right? Sweden or the rest of the world

      Lockdowns, curfew, closed borders, scaled down or stopped public transport, mass quarantine, emergency measures of every kind. This is the picture all over the world in the last weeks with a few exceptions. And the most visible among them is Sweden. While all over Europe life as we know it by early March has stopped, in the Scandinavian country primary schools and borders remain open, and cafes, restaurants and shops are working. Still.

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    • Poland closes borders to cross-border workers

      Poland closes borders to cross-border workers

      Poland on Friday introduced new measures by closing its borders to thousands of cross-border workers, news wires reported. The measures are in force by now until 11 April and require cross-border workers to stay on one side of the border. Except for truck and trains carrying goods, anyone crossing into Poland for that period will be put on 14-day quarantine.

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    • Switzerland seals borders to all Schengen states

      Switzerland seals borders to all Schengen states

      As of Wednesday Switzerland is extending entry restrictions to all Schengen states. This will increase the protection given to the population against the coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday. Last week the Federal Council imposed restrictions on entry by land and by air from Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Spain, and from all non-Schengen states.

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    •  Cyprus closes beaches, parks to fight virus

      Cyprus closes beaches, parks to fight virus

      Cyprus closed all beaches and parks in attempt to further restrict citizens' movements and curb the spread of coronavirus on the Mediterranean island. Open air markets will also close as well as sports facilities, places of worship, dams and picnic areas until 13 April, President Nicos Anastasiades said in a national address.

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    • EU slams Trump’s unilateral travel ban

      EU slams Trump’s unilateral travel ban

      The European Union has slammed the new anti-virus travel ban announced by US President Donald Trump, lashing out at the “unilateral” decision. In a joint statement, EU Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen insisted that the coronavirus pandemic is a “global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.”

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    • Italy imposes even tighter restrictions to fight coronavirus

      Italy imposes even tighter restrictions to fight coronavirus

      Italy imposed even tighter restrictions on daily life on Wednesday to fight the coronavirus, ordering bars, restaurants and shops to close. Some 10,590 people are currently infected with the coronavirus in Italy, a rise of 2,076 on Tuesday, Civil Protection Chief and emergency commissioner Angelo Borrelli said Wednesday. The number of deaths has risen to 827, 196 more than Tuesday.

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