In an interview the other day, featuring a parade of executives from companies like CVS and Target, Trump meant the possibility of including the U.K. and Ireland to a growing list of nations prohibited from U.S. travel. Throughout a followup presser today helmed by Presidential COVID-19 point individual, Mike, Pence, the additions were made authorities.
The Vice President kept in mind that the choice was made following “consentaneous recommendation” from health officials. “The President has made a decision to suspend all travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland, reliable midnight Monday, EST,” Pence revealed, including, “Americans in the UK and Ireland can get home […] but they will be funneled through particular airports and procedures.”
Those are the normal caveats for the recent string of bans. In a lot of cases, returning residents have actually gone through screenings to guarantee that they’re not harboring the virus. The moves are intended to reflect the spread of the virus.
” If you look at what was officially the primary feeder of this break out. They have 80,000 cases but only 11 new cases and 7 new deaths,” immunologist Anthony Fauci said, following Pence. “Things have actually switched from China now which is what has switched the travel limitations. You will see a curve of how the coronavirus break out evolved … we’ve seen it already with China and we’re starting to see it with Korea.”
The U.K. and Ireland were formerly spared from the 30 day European travel restriction The list previously consisted of, 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.