The president of European Commission said Tuesday that Europe underestimated the coronavirus. 

Ursula von der Leyen told the Bild newspaper in Germany, measures against the virus that used to sound draconian to the ears weeks ago, right now has become measures that must be taken.

“I think we all, who are not experts, initially underestimated the coronavirus. But in the meantime it has also become clear that this is a virus that will keep us busy for a long time,” she said, adding it is important to respect curfew declarations by some EU members.

French President Emmanual Macron described

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