March 13, 2020 / 1:47 PM / a month ago

Austria to introduce border checks with Switzerland, impose more flight bans

VIENNA, March 13 (Reuters) - Austria will introduce border checks with Switzerland and ban flight connections with France, Spain and Switzerland from Monday to slow the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the government said on Friday.

“We are now increasingly beginning to control the borders to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the same way as we do with Italy,” interior minister Karl Nehammer said at a news conference. “From Monday on, there will be flight bans for France, Spain and Switzerland.” (Reporting by Kirsti Knolle, editing by Thomas Escritt)

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