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March 31, 2020
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India news There are 1,135 confirmed cases of the virus across the US, with 38 deaths.Washington: US President Donald Trump has suspended all travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days amid scare over novel coronavirus or COVID-19, but he said the “strong but necessary” restrictions would not apply to the UK, where 460 cases of the virus have now been confirmed.  “Europe saw more cases because governments failed to stop travel from China, where the COVID-19 epidemic began,” Mr Trump said in his address to the nation.The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic”, issuing a grim warning that the global spread and severity of the illness was due to “alarming levels of inaction”.Europe has faced a mounting number of cases — including a slew of new countries clocking first deaths — prompting governments to roll out increasingly tough measures to slow the rapid spread of the virus.Hours before his official address, Mr Trump had tweeted saying that “US is making a policy to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against Coronavirus to save lives in America and the world”…..Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against CoronaVirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020He also mentioned that the “US has the best scientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals”…..We have the greatest healthcare system, experts, scientists and doctors anywhere in the world. Together, we will PREVAIL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020Trump asked the media to view this as a time of unity and strength and said the country must beat the enemy of the World, the Coronavirus as quickly and safely as possible.The Media should view this as a time of unity and strength. We have a common enemy, actually, an enemy of the World, the CoronaVirus. We must beat it as quickly and safely as possible. There is nothing more important to me than the life & safety of the United States!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020The Washington on Wednesday declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus outbreak in the city. The mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, made the announcement as the US capital confirmed 10 cases of the infection.”Today, I want to announce that I am declaring both a state of emergency and a public health emergency in Washington DC,” Bowser said at a briefing on Wednesday.The number of cases across the globe has risen to more than 124,000 with 4,500 deaths, including a jump in fatalities particularly in Iran and Italy, according to an AFP tally.(With Inputs from AFP)
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