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COVID19: 3,150 dead in Europe; closes borders to curb coronavirus

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As finding of WHO that ‘Europe would be the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak’ made true, European Union alone has registered around 3,150 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak.

Following the widespread fears, the European Union has moved to seal off its external borders in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the area that has now become the centre of the pandemic.

The move came as hard-hit Italy reported an additional 345 people had died from the virus, bringing its death toll to 2,503, and France imposed a draconian lockdown unseen during peacetime. The number of coronavirus cases in Spain reached 11,178 on Tuesday and the number of deaths has risen to 491, and France reported 29 deaths, giving a total of 120. The UK also saw a single-day record, with 14 new deaths and a total of 35.

"The enemy is the virus and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and to protect our economies," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after the grouping held its second video conference in a week.

"We are ready to do everything that is required. We will not hesitate to take additional measures as the situation evolves."