Politics Trump suspends travel from Europe for 30 days as part of response to 'foreign' coronavirus

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    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced that a ban on travelers to the United States from Europe would be in place for the next 30 days, in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Calling coronavirus a "foreign virus," Trump attacked Europe for not taking the same actions to control the disease that he had. "As a result" of Europe's inaction, Trump said, "a large number of clusters" of coronavirus "were seeded by travelers from Europe."

    Trump also announced that he would ask Congress for legislative action to provide payroll tax relief, as well as other measures for several groups impacted by the virus.

    In addition to legislation, Trump said he would instruct the Small Business Administration to "provide capital and liquidity" to small businesses.

    Trump said the ban would apply only to countries in the Schengen economic and travel zone, and that the United Kingdom and Ireland would be exempted. He also later clarified in a tweet that cargo and goods would not be affected by the ban.

    Read more here (CNBC)

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