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EU condemns Trump’s coronavirus travel ban, imposed ‘unilaterally and without consultation’

March 12, 2020


The European Union on Thursday firmly objected to President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a travel ban on most EU nations, saying any decision should have come after consultations with the bloc.

Trump announced the travel restrictions Wednesday on 26 countries in Europe. The travel ban is due to begin Friday evening and last for at least 30 days. The White House’s decision came hours after the World Health Organization labeled the coronavirus as a pandemic. There are more than 127,000 confirmed cases around the globe, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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