Thursday, March 12, 2020

President Trump Bans Travel from Europe, Seeks to Reassure Americans Amid Rising Coronavirus Fears (includes full announcement video)

In remarks from the Oval Office on Wednesday night, President Trump announced that he is banning travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. This announcement comes on the day that the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic.
"We are marshaling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people," Trump said. "This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history."
"The European Union failed to take the same precautions [the U.S.] did and restrict travel from China and other hot spots," he continued. "As a result, a large number of new clusters of cases in the United States were seeded by travelers from Europe. After consulting with our top government health professionals, I have decided to take several strong but necessary actions to protect the health and well-being of all Americans."
"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 president announced. The restrictions will not apply to the United Kingdom.
Trump said the new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight and will be adjusted "subject to conditions on the ground." There will be exemptions for Americans "who have undergone appropriate screenings."
The president said the restrictions will be re-evaluated as the situation improves in China and S. Korea.
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