Trump Bans Travel From Europe To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
President Trump along with the United States Center of Disease Control aim to eliminate all travel from Europe to the United States.WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, March 11th 2020, President Donald J. Trump announced a ban on travel from the Schengen zone in Europe to the United States, with an exception for the United Kingdom. The ban will last 30 days, starting Friday, March 13th 2020 at midnight. The ban restricts foreign nationals from traveling to the United States, however, American citizens will not have this ban applied to them. Instead, American citizens coming back to the United States will be screened and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
If you are traveling, be sure to have a face mask which you can purchase here.
"We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days," Trump said, "The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hotspots".
The Schengen zone includes: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Here are 5 tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease:
1) Wash hands with soap frequently for at least 20 seconds.
2) Cancel all non-essential appointments. Video conference when possible.
3) Limit public exposure as much as possible and avoid poorly ventilated area.
4) If you are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms such as fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing, stay home and consult your local health official testing.
5) Wear a medical grade face mask to limit breathing in any possible contaminants.