All travel from Europe to US except UK suspended

The Donald Trump administration has recently decided to suspend all travel from Europe to the US except United Kingdom (UK) for the next 30 days in order to fight with the deadly coronavirus which has now been tagged as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) . The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak which was earlier declared as an international public health emergency concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) has currently spread outside China and gripped the entire world. Currently the number of infected people is more than a lakh around the world and 4000 people have already lost their lives due to this deadly coronavirus. The restrictions will be implemented from Friday (March 13) onwards and will not apply to the UK. The virus which originated in China has led to more than 1 ,100 infections in the United States and Trump has labeled it as a ‘foreign virus’. Trump said , “This is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome as a nation and as a world”. He added, “This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history. I am confident that by continuing to take these tough measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus”. However, the temporary travel ban is applied only to foreign nationals and not to American citizens. Also , the travel ban is applied only for people and not for goods since that could end up in a trade freeze.

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