French President Emmanuel Macron warned this Friday of the consequences a new closure of borders between the countries of the European Union could bring, despite the “exponential” increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
One day after the health authorities announced the expansion of the “red” zones in the south of France, Macron called for European coordination and asked for the situation to be tackled with a “common prism”.
“Closing the borders between two countries doesn’t make sense when there are outbreaks, areas of active traffic that are heavily identified,” he argued. It was determined that Europe had millions of frontier workers, so it would be “absurd” to impede the “daily life, economic life” of the population.
Macron recalled that he spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel last week during her visit to the president’s summer residence in southern France and that he could do so again soon.