Borders tightened as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Hong Kong (AFP) – Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at social distancing rules bubbled over into fiery clashes in the Netherlands. The United States was set to join France, Israel and Sweden in pulling up the drawbridge to certain arrivals, with special concern about new strains of the pathogen that originated in Britain and South Africa. “When I arrive in a country, the idea is not to contaminate it,” Antoine, an 18-year old Belgian, told AFP at Paris’s main international airport af…

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