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'Necessary restrictions': Trump has banned entry into the US from Europe due to coronavirus

US President Donald Trump announced that any US communications with Europe, including shipping and air travel, are closed for 30 days to curb the spread of coronavirus. The measures will take effect at midnight Friday, March 13th. Writes about it with the BBC.

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In his address to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak, Trump said "tough but necessary restrictions" will not apply to the UK, where 460 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.

According to him, the European Union “failed to take the same precautions” as the United States.

Trump also called on Congress to take steps to alleviate the tax burden as part of the fight against the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the US economy.

“I urge Congress to immediately give Americans payroll tax breaks,” he said.

The website of the US Department of Home Affairs states that the ban applies to all countries in the Schengen area.

On the subject: The main symptoms of COVID-19: when to think about the Chinese coronavirus test

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the spread of the new coronavirus has reached the stage of a pandemic, as most countries and all continents are affected.

What is the situation in the USA?

In the United States, 1135 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection were registered, 38 patients died.

Authorities say the risk of infection for the US population was low, but concerns increased after many new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed earlier this month.

A coronavirus outbreak has been identified in a suburb of New Rochelle north of New York. The military were sent there to help the locals. The National Guard, in particular, delivers products to citizens in self-isolation.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a new 1,6 km radius coronavirus infection zone in New Rochelle.

In the US capital of Washington on Wednesday, March 11, a state of emergency was declared. It is forbidden to hold meetings with the participation of more than 1000 people, the city hall has the right to forcibly declare quarantine in certain districts and quarters. All upcoming major holidays and festivals are canceled. An emergency was introduced before March 31, while 10 cases of infection were confirmed in the capital.

On the subject: From a fabulous trip to quarantine: the story of an American infected with a coronavirus on vacation

The US National Basketball League announced the end of the season after one of the Utah Jazz players tested positive for the coronavirus. This became known a few seconds before the start of the match between the teams “Utah Jazz” and “Oklahoma City Thunder” in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).

The game never started, and after 20 minutes the referees announced that the match would be postponed. Soon, the NBA leadership announced that it had decided to cancel all League games for an indefinite period. “We are exploring exactly what steps should be taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic,” the NBA said in a statement.

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