On Thursday, both sides of the Atlantic the consequences of the decision of the President of trump on the prohibition of most trips from Europe began to be felt economically, politically and socially.
Traveling Americans were eager to understand what for them meant the plan, Mr. trump, and European Union leaders sharply condemned the move, despite the fact that many countries on the continent decided to tighten its own restrictions on the movement of people.
“The coronavirus is a global crisis which is not confined to any continent and requires the cooperation of all countries, not unilateral action,” reads the statement of the European leaders. “The European Union does not approve of the fact that the U.S. decision on the introduction of the travel ban was made unilaterally and without consultation”.
The Italian government reported more than 15,000 cases of infection on Thursday, more than 2 000 new infections and more than 1,000 deaths. With the strongest outbreak outside of China, Italy is under a national lock. It is expected that in France, where more than 2280 infections, President Emmanuel macron will perform in the country on Thursday evening.
On Wednesday evening, Mr. trump said that Europe had failed to take appropriate measures for containment of the virus and its “terrible extent,” and that he would suspend most travel from Europe for 30 days, starting Friday.