President Donald Trump said in an address to the nation on Wednesday that the United States will suspend all travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days, effective at midnight, in order to fight the spread of novel coronavirus. He added that the travel restriction would not apply to the United Kingdom.
In his opening remarks, Trump tried to make the case that the U.S. response to the outbreak was swift and expertly handled, which is in sharp contrast to criticism directed at the federal government from a host of experts and U.S. allies.
“We are in a critical time in the fight against the virus,” he said.
Trump closed the roughly 15-minute address with a call for the country and Congress to “put politics aside and unify together as one nation and one family.”
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