Germany closes its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland
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    Germany closes its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland

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    Germany is planning to close its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland from Monday because of the Coronavirus. 

    Government sources said the closure would begin at 8am. 

    Transport of merchandise between Germany and its neighbours should not be affected according to the German Press Agency (DPA) press agency.

    The same source indicates cross-border work commuters would also still be allowed to cross the border. 

    The plan was approved by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of the four federated states. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times