All travel from Europe to America will be suspended for 30 days but the United Kingdom will be exempt, Donald Trump has announced in a major step to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
The US president used a live address to the nation to announce the restrictions, saying they will take effect at midnight on Friday and US citizens once screened will not be affected.
I can see that there will be substantial – substantial – costs. But the disease is already free and wild in the US. I suspect the costs are going to be very much higher than any benefits. Still, politics, must be seen to be doing something, eh?