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.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump announces suspension of "all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight.— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2020
"The restrictions will "not apply to the United Kingdom," Trump added. https://t.co/XJYPTISbjM pic.twitter.com/mRMiavkUIh
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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