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President Trump announced Wednesday that he stop all travel from Europe to the United States for a period of 30 days from midnight on Friday, in an effort to suppress the spread of the Corona Virus.
His speech from the Oval Office comes hours after the world health organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic and the number of confirmed cases in the US rose to more than 1,000.
Trump said the new travel exemptions apply to the United Kingdom.
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He recalled that the travel restrictions from China — the epicenter of the virus, which will remain its origins in Wuhan — and South Korea in force, but he would be willing to consider an “early open” if the situation improves.
The President announced that he would ask Congress to think that an “immediate payroll tax relief,” what the 6.2 percent tax on wages up to $137,000 if you receive a paycheck, as well as the amount matched by employers to Finance Social security, an idea he floated before, and it was with skepticism from Republican lawmakers.
As the financial markets continue to fluctuate, stoking fears of an economic downturn, Trump also announced that he will ask the Small Business Administration — an industry affected by the Federal government-low-interest loans to small businesses adversely affected by the virus.
A call to the emergency authority, Trump asked the Congress to approve $50 billion in the direction of the initiative, this in addition to the $8.3 billion of the funds already allocated to combat the virus.
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The President said he has also asked insurance companies waive all co-payments for coronavirus Tests and treatments.
Trump said: “the risk is very, very low” for the Americans and reminded the audience that the greatest threat is for older people with underlying health conditions.