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Trump Restricts Travel From Europe To Try To Stem Coronavirus Pandemic

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President Trump addresses the nation Wednesday night about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic from the Oval Office of the White House. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
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All travel from Europe to the United States will be temporarily restricted as a precaution against the growing coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump said tonight in an address from the Oval Office.

The travel restriction, which will last 30 days, does not include the United Kingdom.

Trump said he was taking the following additional steps to help the country weather the economic disruption:

  • Small Business Association will start providing economic loans in effected states and territories to help small businesses. Trump says he's asking Congress to increase funding to the SBA by $50 billion
  • Trump says he'll use his emergency authority to ask the Treasury Department to defer tax penalties for certain businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • He also is asking Congress to provide immediate payroll tax relief.

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