Coronavirus outbreak: United States extends travel ban to Britain, Ireland, says White House

UK and Ireland added to US travel ban list			 0					By		LLB Reporter		 		at				4:37

UK and Ireland added to US travel ban list 0 By LLB Reporter at 4:37

Donald Trump's virus test came after not only contact with the Brazilian delegation, but also United States lawmakers and political leaders who have gone into self-quarantine over potential infection. All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access. They will be "funneled through specific airports and processed", he added. The U.S. and Ireland had in the past been left off the commute ban, baffling well being officers and political pundits alike.

Trump, 73, dismissed concerns over his exposure to the disease which killed at least 51 Americans and upended the rhythm of daily life across the country, with millions working from home and schools shut.

Previously, the Trump administration had exempted the United Kingdom and Ireland from a 30-day travel ban to Europe, which went into effect at midnight ET on Friday.

"The travel investigation couldn't be effectively managed on our side", the senior DHS official said.

Trump has stopped suggesting that the number of coronavirus infections might decrease as health officials brace for a potential crush of cases at hospitals around the country.

Trump was asked about his own exposure to the virus during the news conference Friday. Britain and the European Union now have the second highest number of cases and deaths outside of China.

The new travel restrictions come as Britain has seen its death toll from the virus almost double from the day before to 21, and the number of people infected rise to over 1,100 from about 800 the previous day.

41 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia, 11 cases in Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach and Norfolk schools are closed on Monday, as they consider closing and moving to online and remote instruction. It is likely, however, that at least one person in the "Wild and Wonderful" state does in fact have the coronavirus.

Trump has been known to flout public health advice - and was eagerly shaking hands during the more than hour-long afternoon event - but acknowledged he "most likely" will be tested soon after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for the virus.

On Wednesday night, Trump announced that the U.S. would temporarily suspend most travel from the European Union.

London's Heathrow Airport's has been eerily empty since different temporary travel bans around the world have been put in place.

Trump said, "I don't take responsibility at all" for the slow rollout of testing.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed the virus pandemic this morning.

The area in question consists of 26 countries, including France, Italy, German, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden.

Wong reported from Washington.

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