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Italy will not seek Schengen suspension due to coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Italy does not intend to seek the suspension of the Schengen agreement in connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus and considers this a draconian measure, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

“Such an opportunity is provided, but we will always take measures within the framework of flexibility and adequacy. Currently, there are no prerequisites for a request to suspend the Schengen agreement,” he said at the end of the Council of Ministers, which adopted a decree to combat the outbreak of coronavirus.

“This (suspension of the Schengen agreement ) is a draconian measure that does not meet the needs of Italian citizens in the field of containment of infection,” the prime minister added.

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