United States (US) President Donald Trump announced that the country will ban all travel from Europe for 30 days to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
The order takes effect Friday midnight in the US.
Trump also said the ban will also apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo from Europe to the US.
However, Trump clarified that the restriction will not apply to the United Kingdom.
The American president has been under fire as his critics claimed that the response to contain the virus has been very slow.