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President Trump has announces suspension of “all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.
The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. “The restrictions will “not apply to the United Kingdom,” Trump added.
“We are all in this together. We must put politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify together as ONE NATION and ONE FAMILY.” Trump declared.
CNBC reports President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday evening about the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s remarks followed a day of deepening market losses and a declaration by the World Health Organization that coronavirus had reached pandemic levels.
More than 1,200 cases have been diagnosed in the United States, while there are at least 118,000 cases worldwide.
As markets tumbled Wednesday afternoon, Trump met with representatives of the nation’s biggest banks to discuss economic responses to the epidemic. The president signaled that he is open to a wide range of stimulus proposals, but did not unveil any new plans.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump announces suspension of "all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2020