The face is serious. After ignoring the coronavirus epidemic, Donald Trump announces a radical measure: “We will suspend travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days“, launched the American president, Wednesday March 11. This concerns foreigners coming from the Schengen area, but not the United Kingdom. Reason invoked: few cases have been identified. The measure took the Americans by surprise, which, for some, had to cancel their flight to Europe.
The United States is not the only country to protect itself. In Russia, fines are even provided for those who do not respect the fortnight. In the Philippines, the capital, Manila, is quarantined by order of the president. Another measure announced by Rodrigo Duterte: foreigners from countries where the disease is progressing no longer have access to the territory.