Washington sources reported that US President donald trump said wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and europe for 30 days beginning friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic. donald trump made the announcement in an Oval office address to the nation, blaming the european union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and saying U.S. clusters were "seeded" by european travelers.
donald trump said the restrictions won't apply to the united kingdom and the U.S. would monitor the situation to determine if travel could be reopened earlier. trump said "we are marshalling the full power" of the government and private sector to protect the American people. Moreover Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to a post friday on his official facebook profile.
Concern about Bolsonaro's exposure to virus and possibly that of U.S. President donald trump had grown after confirmation that the Brazilian leader's communications director tested positive. The senior official had joined Bolsonaro just days earlier at a meeting with trump and senior aides in Florida.There had been a swirl of confusing information earlier friday, with a some media reporting Bolsonaro had received an initial positive test result. But the president's official social media account later said tests were negative, and also posted a photo of Bolsonaro making an offensive arm gesture to reporters earlier this year.