Donald Trump Extends Travel Ban To UK And Ireland Amidst Coronavirus
President Donald Trump looks to be certain that a travel ban will stop the spread of new Coronavirus. This past weekend, Trump announced that the U.S will extend its European travel ban. They will do so by adding UK and Ireland to the list. Moreover, the country will also consider banning travelers within the country by placing restrictions on areas hard hit by the coronavirus.
What Does Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Mean?
Under the new restrictions, American citizens, or green card holders can still return home to the U.S. However, they will make their way to 13 designated airports that carry the health screening facility and quarantine procedures.
The travel ban on UK and Ireland comes after a significant increase in the number of reported cases. The death toll in Britain nearly doubled, rising to 21 and the number of victims has risen from 800 to 1100 in just a few days. As for Ireland, their figures show 90 confirmed cases after which Donald Trump took safety measures for coronavirus. Now, an update tells that this number has gone up to 170 with two deaths as well.
“If you don’t have to travel, I wouldn’t do it”.
President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in the coronavirus pandemic, calling for immediate measures. This came after the House approved legislation to provide direct relief to Americans suffering physically, financially, and emotionally from the global epidemic. Due to this, around US$ 50 billion have been put aside for state and local governments to combat COVID-19.
The US government will also aim to build a private-public partnership to expand coronavirus testing facilities. Drive-though locations are in the plans as the Trump administration contain the impact of the new virus on markets and institutions that disrupted everyday American lives.
The aid package by Donald Trump for coronavirus will also include free testing. There is also paid leaves for the sick, enhanced unemployment benefits and better food programs.