Trump Extends U.S. Coronavirus Travel Ban to U.K., Ireland
President Donald Trump’s European journey ban will probably be prolonged to the U.Okay. and Eire on Monday — a transfer that can pose additional challenges for the native movie and TV business, which is scrambling to attract up contingency plans throughout manufacturing and broadcasting.
Trump prolonged the ban Saturday following an emergency coronavirus assembly, a day after he admitted he would “possible” get examined for the virus, which he might have contracted from a Brazilian press aide who has examined optimistic.
The White Home, which declared a nationwide emergency Friday that might launch as much as $50 billion to combat the outbreak, had beforehand mentioned Trump and vice-president Mike Pence wouldn’t be examined.
Trump’s 30-day European journey ban, which got here into impact Friday, initially utilized to 26 European international locations, together with France, Italy, Germany and Spain, however excluded international locations outdoors the Schengen Zone, such because the U.Okay. and Eire.
Nevertheless, the variety of coronavirus-related deaths within the U.Okay. is steadily climbing, with 21 reported Saturday, up from 11 on Friday. Total, the nation is reporting 1,140 optimistic circumstances, though the true extent of circumstances is believed to be within the vary of 5,000-10,000.
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In the meantime, Eire, which has 90 confirmed circumstances, has now closed all faculties and schools.
Within the U.Okay., a gatherings ban is predicted to enter place subsequent week, with authorities believed to be drawing up plans, however it’s but unclear what the parameters of the ban will probably be.
The unfold of coronavirus has to date prompted far-reaching work-from-home insurance policies throughout quite a lot of broadcasters and streamers that can largely go into impact Monday for an indefinite time period. Manufacturing can be exhibiting indicators of pressure, with Disney halting manufacturing on “The Little Mermaid” at Pinewood.
Nevertheless, cinemas have but to shut, with solely the Showtime theater chain enacting a social distancing coverage as of in the present day — a transfer that aligns with its sister chain within the U.S. The enterprise is owned by Nationwide Amusements.