Donald Trump Puts Travel Ban On 26 European Nations But Keeps UK And Ireland Out
Under the mounting pressure to control coronavirus, President Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions on 26 European countries for a month. People from the said countries are banned from traveling to US for the said period.
US bans travel from Europe
The president took the dramatic step to address the health and economic shocks to Americans and to respond to the criticism that he hadn’t taken serious attempts to contain coronavirus spread in America. But he kept the UK and Ireland free from the travel order. Also, the travel advisor doesn’t apply to US citizens coming home.
Trump announced economic steps
To cushion the blow to American business that is already down with a sudden loss of consumer demand, the president said that trade won’t be affected by the travel restriction. He said in a tweet that the restrictions stopped people and not goods. But US stock futures slid further to more than 4% as the president made the announcement.
Trump looking for re-election
Trump’s re-election on November 3 depends largely on how well he responds to coronavirus crisis. It has enveloped his presidency. He used his Oval Office for the speech but he wasn’t comfortable in the setting. He read his speech in a hurried manner and sometimes spoke without mike. But he failed to mention the important issues like accelerating the production and availability of testing kits and facial masks.