Trump says ‘may have to’ add Britain to European travel ban

By: AFP      Published: 01:46 AM, 14 Mar, 2020
Trump says ‘may have to’ add Britain to European travel ban
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 13, 2020.–AFP

US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering adding Britain to a ban on travelers from mainland Europe as London warned the coronavirus outbreak may have infected up to 10,000 people there.

“We are looking at it based on the new numbers that are coming out and we may have to include them in the list of countries that we will, you could say ban, or whatever it is, during this period of time,” Trump told reporters.

The number of confirmed cases in Britain stands at around 800, with a string of events cancelled, from rugby matches to London’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.