Correction: Travel is restricted from Europe to the US.
In a Presidential address to the Nation tonight, President Trump announced the suspension of flights from Europe to the United States beginning Friday at midnight in an effort to keep new cases of the Coronavirus from “reaching our shores.”
“We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. These restrictions will are be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground,” the President said from the White House.
The President said there will be certain exemptions made for Americans “who have undergone appropriate screenings.”
“These prohibitions will not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo, but various other things as we get approval. Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing. These restrictions will also not apply to the United Kingdom,” Trump added.
Shortly after the address, the White House quickly noted that the restrictions were focused on people, not trade and Trump later appeared to clarify his remarks in a tweet.
“The restriction stops people not goods,” Trump posted.
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