US Bans Travel from Europe Except UK
Breaking News! President Donald Trump has announced the US will ban all travel from Europe as cases of the coronavirus continue to rise.
Trump made the announcement in during an Oval Office address to the nation over the coronavirus threat.
“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,” he said.
The travel restrictions will kick in at midnight on Friday local time but will not apply to the UK.
Trump said “we are marshalling the full power” of the government and private sector to protect the American people.
He said the new travel restrictions were “strong but necessary”, calling the COVID-19 virus a “horrible infection”.
The President blamed the European Union for failing to take early action against the virus.
“Taking early intense action, we have seen dramatically fewer cases of the virus in the United States than are now present in Europe,” he said.
“The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hot spots.
“As a result, a large number of new clusters in the United States were seeded by travellers from Europe.”
The suspension of flights from Europe to US will exclude UK.