U.S. Extends European Travel Ban as COVID-19 Cases Near 2,800

The Trump administration has decided to extend its European travel ban to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new restrictions will go into effect midnight on Monday, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

The White House also released a statement on Saturday saying that President Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus.

It has also started to take temperatures of individuals coming into close contact with Trump and Pence, deputy press secretary Judd Deere said.

In response to Trump’s claim that Google “is helping to develop a website” to determine whether a test is warranted and to facilitate testing at a nearby convenient location in the country, Google said that it will not publish a national-scale website for coronavirus testing anytime soon.

Instead, Google’s parent company Alphabet intends to launch a triage tool and plan to pilot it in California next week, said Carolyn Wang, a spokesperson for the Alphabet subsidiary, Verily.

Source: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-03-15/U-S-COVID-19-cases-near-2-800-as-Trump-extends-European-travel-ban-OS7XGrswfe/index.html

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