EU closes external border – 18 March 2020

– The European Union closes its external border for 30 days to try and stop the spread of covid-19.

– Global death toll at 7500. Europe now considered the epicentre.

– Berlin goes in to near-total lockdown.

– Spain declares a state of emergency as death toll passes 500.

BBC News report by Rich Preston.

Broadcast 18 March 2020.