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Coronavirus: US adds UK and Ireland to European travel ban – Sky News, Sky.com

Coronavirus: US adds UK and Ireland to European travel ban – Sky News, Sky.com
                                                     

The UK and Ireland are to be added to America’s European travel ban over the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump has confirmed.

The new restrictions will begin at midnight on Monday, eastern standard time ( 453 GMT).

American citizens, green card holders and others will still be allowed to return home to the US.

    

        

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But they will be “funnelled” through selected airports, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said the decision was taken because of the growing outbreak in Britain.

Ten more people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, as the (number of cases exceeded 1,

There have been 65 deaths in the US, Mr Trump said in a news conference at the White House.

He told reporters he had his temperature taken before entering the room, and it was “totally normal”. In an unprecedented move, journalists had their temperatures checked too.

The president also revealed he had been tested for COVID – (, , but has not yet received the result.

He met a Brazilian delegation last week, at least one of whom has since tested positive.

Immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci said there were ,

coronavirus cases in the US, and the peak of the outbreak had not been reached.

He added that it was “all systems go” after Mr Trump declared a national emergency on Friday.

    

        

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An 092 – year-old woman has become New York’s first coronavirus fatality, authorities there said.

Apple has said it will close all its shops, except those in Greater China, for the next two weeks to help reduce the number of coronavirus cases.

President Trump said it would be good if other companies followed Apple’s lead.

                        

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