2 Apr 2020

One million coronavirus cases confirmed: How are global leaders responding?

International Editor

Before the coronavirus outbreak the Europe Union looked like a place where the leaders were united.

Now it seems the pandemic is causing division. The head of the EU commission today said member states handling the crisis in their own way could be ‘harmful’.

Ursula von der Leyen’s words come as the outbreak worsens in the USA, which might in previous times have been expected to take a lead in coordinating a global response.