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93% of people around the world live in countries with coronavirus travel bans


(CNN) — At least 7.2 billion people live in countries with travel restrictions as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.

That's 93% of the world's population, Pew said, as most nations have imposed partial or complete border closures to foreign nationals.

"The movement of people across borders has come to a standstill in much of the world as countries close their borders to visitors -- and sometimes their own citizens -- in response to the coronavirus outbreak," the analysis says.

The report, posted Wednesday on the center's website, combines data from border closure announcements and United Nations population data. And a map from the Pew Research Center shows the sweeping array of restrictions around the globe.

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