Middle East, Europe, Americas Ban Public Gatherings, Curb Travel as Coronavirus Cases Rise Globally
Leaders in the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas announced bans on big gatherings and stricter travel curb as cases of the brand new coronavirus spread around the globe.
The U.S. Saturday recorded its second death from the disease, a person in his 70s in Washington state, where officers mentioned two of the state’s three cases have links to a nursing home with dozens of residents showing symptoms.
Although many Americans face a low risk from the novel coronavirus, more U.S. deaths could be imminent following the country’s first.
Travelers from South Korea and Italy would face additional screening, Trump and top delegates told a White House news briefing, warning People against traveling to coronavirus-affected locations in both nations.
Pence stated an entry ban on travelers from Iran would be expanded to include any foreign nationals who’ve visited Iran in the past 14 days.
The U.S. may further restrict travel on its southern border with Mexico, delegates stated. Nonetheless, they encouraged Americans to travel across the nation, along with states that have recorded over 60 cases.
The pandemic is disrupting flight demand and many airlines have canceled or modified services in response. After Saturday’s press conference, the White House had a call with airlines to discuss new travel restrictions.
Ecuador Saturday posted its first case in a woman who had arrived from Madrid, while Mexico posted four cases, all in people who had traveled to Italy.