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The United States just suspended all travel from Europe because of coronavirus

In what might be a sign of things to come for Canada, the United States just announced they'll be suspending all travel from Europe. The new rules take effect this Friday and will last for a minimum of 30 days.

Travel restrictions will not include the United Kingdom.

The announcement was made this evening by President Donald Trump himself from the White House in a nationally televised address to the nation. 

The news could cause a ripple effect for travel to and from Canada. Air Canada had already announced a suspension of all flights from Italy but this could cause the entire continent to be added to the travel ban list.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $1 billion in funding for coronavirus in Canada. The government also released guidelines on when to cancel events because of coronavirus.

The World Health Organization also declared the novel coronavirus a worldwide pandemic.

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Chris Karidis

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