US extends travel ban to UK and Ireland
The US is to extend its European, coronavirus travel ban to include the UK and Republic of Ireland.
This ban will start from Monday(4:00am GMT Tuesday), Vice president Mike Pence announced. United States president Donald Trump’s travel ban on 26 European countries-
Mr Pence also stated that free coronavirus test will be provided for every American.
“Now its all systems go,” said National institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci on efforts to expand testing.
US president Donald Trump said in the same press conference he had been tested himself. According to the White House later that the test was negative.
United States of America confirmed 2,488 people infected with coronavirus and 51 deaths until now
A senior official at the US Department of Homeland and security told Reuters news agency that in this 1st six weeks of vetting for the virus at US, 17 travelers were placed under quarantine at medical facilities. During that period, more than 30,000 travelers were also asked self- quarantine at the home.
According to the World Health Organization report more than 132,500 people have been diagnosed in 123 countries. One of the more infected countries are China, Italy, UK, Iran and France. It says Europe is now the epicenter for the virus, which originated in China.
Why did Trump take a test.
Speculation over the president’s vulnerability to thhe virus had grown after he had inferaction with least three peoples who later tested positive.
On Saturday, the 73 years old told reporters he had his temperature taken before stepping into the room and it was “totally normal”.