Polish workers call for borders with Germany to re-open

Polish people have been protesting along the German and Czech borders against Covid-19 restrictions that prevent them from getting to work – or home from work. Many border crossing points are closed, at others there are long queues, and Poland requires everyone returning, without exception, to spend two weeks at home in quarantine. There are similar problems in many places in the European Union, where people had organised their lives around open borders with virtually no checks, until that suddenly changed.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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