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Paris Live, Thursday 12 March, 2020

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Donald Trump announced a 30-day exclusion of anyone who had visited the Schengen border-free area -- which excludes Britain -- in the 14 days before travelling to the United States
Donald Trump announced a 30-day exclusion of anyone who had visited the Schengen border-free area -- which excludes Britain -- in the 14 days before travelling to the United States AFP

Today's Paris Live looks at the fallout from US President Donald Trump's travel ban on Europe to halt the coronavirus spread, a move that has rattled oil markets and sparked fierce reaction from Europe.

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Visa restrictions are also being imposed on passengers travelling to India, where tourist visas have been suspended for a month and New Delhi has said it would quarantine visitors from seven virus-hit countries. 

Oil prices continue to tumble for a second straight day, but the bogeyman may not be the coronavirus but an oil price war.

In sports, we'll be looking ahead to this weekend's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne where twenty drivers are vying for pole position.

With just days to go before French voters head to the polls, we go out on the field to meet with candidates on the campaign trail in the suburb of Nosiy-le-Sec, amid fears of abstention compounded by the coronavirus epidemic. 

And why the virus has turned into a pop hit for Vietnamese music group Ghen. Their song Jealous Coronavirus calls on viewers to wash their hands thoroughly, not touch their faces, avoid large crowds, and "push back the virus corona, corona".

 

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