Coronavirus around the world: March 18, 2020


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Here's the Global News roundup of the top coronavirus headlines:

Canada and the US have closed the border between the two countries to all non-essential traffic. Trade won’t be affected while the border is shut down. 

More border closures, this time, in Europe: German chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU will be closing its borders to all non-EU, European Free Trade Association, and UK residents. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said school closures across the UK were necessary starting Friday to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

People in Jordan faced huge lineups Tuesday as they rushed to buy essentials like bread and rice ahead of the nationwide emergency, which was initiated in the country on Wednesday. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is keeping state beaches open, even though more than 300 people in Florida have tested positive for the virus.

Taiwan and Australia followed suit with other governments to offer financial aid to airlines.

A small, family-run upholstery shop in a Tuscan city is now making face masks from materials they would normally use for furniture and handing these out for free.

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