EU snub: Trump bans all travel from mainland Europe for 30 days in coronavirus crackdown

EU snub: Trump bans all travel from mainland Europe for 30 days in coronavirus crackdown

The US President announced the ban, that is effective at midnight Friday, during a televised address to the nation from the White House on Wednesday. He said the “strong but necessary” restrictions would not apply to the UK, where 460 cases of the virus have now been confirmed. There are 1,135 confirmed cases of the virus across the US, with 38 deaths.

Mr Trump said: “To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.

“The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight.”

The US President accessed European leaders of failing to take the same precautions to restrict travel from China and other hotspots as his administration had done.

More to follow…….

Published at Thu, 12 Mar 2020 01:31:00 +0000