President Trump announced a ban on all travel from European countries to the US for 30 days amidst the increasingly complicated movements of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“To prevent new cases from entering the territory, we will suspend accepting all people from Europe to the US for the next 30 days,” President Donald Trump announced on March 11.
This drastic entry ban takes effect March 13 and lasts for the next 30 days. Mr. Trump temporarily leaves England, an ally country, an exception to this ban, and people entering the United States from Britain will still be able to enter normally.
Mr. Trump also encourages older Americans not to travel if not needed.
“For most Americans, the risk is very, very low,” Trump said, saying that older people should refrain from traveling, stay away from others in public, and avoid crowded crowds. , complying with local government requirements.
“Each community faces different risks,” the US president said.
“We have taken action to help save lives when we take measures early with China. Now we have to do the same thing with Europe,” President Trump said.
He also mitigated warnings of a possible economic downturn. “This is not a financial crisis, this is just a temporary difficult period that we will overcome,” the president said.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and many other MPs have called on President Trump to declare a national emergency to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic.
Declaring a national emergency will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to spend more than $ 40 billion from disaster relief funds to assist local governments in dealing with the corona virus.
WHO is also announcing that Covid-19 is a global “pandemic” on March 11. The number of infections has reached 118,000 cases in 114 countries and territories with 4,291 deaths. The number of infections outside mainland China has grown 13 times in the past two weeks.