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Europe’s Borders Slam Shut as Coronavirus Cases Soar

  • Russia to close land borders with Poland and Norway on Sunday
  • Germany’s Merkel calls on people to avoid all social events
A man, wearing a face mask, walks past a sign guiding people to the entrance of a corona testing station at a hospital in Berlin.

A man, wearing a face mask, walks past a sign guiding people to the entrance of a corona testing station at a hospital in Berlin.

Photographer: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

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Europe’s borders continued to tighten in response to the worsening coronavirus outbreak as Russia closed two of its land frontiers and Switzerland barred travelers from Italy.