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External Article13 March 2020

Trump's EU Coronavirus Travel Suspension Explained: Who Is Affected And Will It Help?

President’s order takes effect Friday and halts most travel from Europe

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Donald Trump has announced that the US is temporarily suspending most travel from Europe to the US in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.

In a rare Oval Office address, the president said the US would bar arrivals from 26 European countries for 30 days from midnight on Friday, accusing them of not acting quickly enough to address what he called the "foreign virus".

Details of how exactly the restrictions will work have yet to be fully clarified, and public health experts have questioned the effectiveness of the measure when the virus is already being transmitted person-to-person in the US.

Here is what we know:

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