After the WHO declared the virus pandemic, the American President Donald Trump addressed nation Wednesday from the Oval Office introducing some restrictions as response for the coronavirus outbreak.
He restricted travel to the United States from more than two dozen European countries for the next 30 days. He said the halt on travel from Europe would not include the United Kingdom. The ban will apply only to foreign nationals and not to American citizens who had been screened before entering the country. Mr Trump tweeted the ban would apply to "people not goods". Trump insisted he was "marshaling the full power of the federal government" to confront it and announced several steps he said would help blunt its economic impact. "We are at a critical time in the fight against the virus," Trump said. The travel interdiction could have financial loss consequences for airlines and travel companies.
The American President also said he would seek to provide "unprecedented" action that would allow sick workers to stay home and still be paid. There are 118,000 cases globally and more than 4,000 deaths due to coronavirus. The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified.