EU’s Charles Michel explains new restrictions to fight Covid-19 cases, variants

European governments are struggling to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the three mutations that appeared in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. Countries are reinforcing their measures, including the first curfew in the Netherlands since the Second World War. During a videoconference, EU leaders decided to ‘discourage’ travelling from “hotspots” and are to implement tougher border rules, but without undermining the free market, as EU’s Council president Charles Michel explains.