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US Bans Travel From Europe Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Thu 12 Mar 2020 | 03:26 PM
NaDa Mustafa

United States (US) President Donald Trump has announced on Wednesday a 30-day travel ban on Europe, amid Coronavirus outbreak.

"In order to keep new infections from entering our shores, we will suspend all flights from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days," Trump said in a speech to the Americans.

These nations are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The new decision will come into force at midnight Friday.

Trump exempted Britain from the ban, saying that this decision "does not apply to the United Kingdom."

He added that “these restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground.”

European Union Response

European leaders are discussing Trump’s decision on Thursday.

European Council President Charles Michel, who chairs the discussions among European heads of state, said that “economic disruption must be avoided.”

The COVID-19 Coronavirus

The transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

They can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

China- the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak-is trying with all its might to confront the effects resulting from the outbreak of the new Coronavirus via a series of strong and effective measures that seek to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by this deadly virus.