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U.S., Mexico working on travel restrictions to curb coronavirus: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was working with his Mexican counterpart on travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The United States could announce restrictions on travel across the U.S.-Mexico border as soon as Friday, limiting crossings to essential travel, two officials briefed on the matter said. The sources said the restrictions would be similar to those the United States a..

U.S., Mexico agree to restrict non-essential travel over shared border: Trump

WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico have agreed to restrict non-essential travel over their shared border in an effort to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump said during a news conference at the White House on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump reacts angrily to a question asking what he would say to Americans who are scared during his administration's daily coronavirus task fo..

Trump says he has put Defense Production Act into gear to fight coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses his administration's daily coronavirus task force briefing as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ambassador Debbie Birx listen at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had put the Defense Production Act into action after saying ..

Ohio seeks to delay Tuesday’s primary voting, others proceed amid coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio will seek to postpone its presidential primary while Florida, Arizona and Illinois move ahead with voting on Tuesday amid growing concerns about the coronavirus that has shut down schools, restaurants and large gatherings across the country. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the overwhelming favorite to best U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in all four states, according to public opinion polls. Winning the pop..

Trump and U.S. states escalate campaign to slow coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House issued new U.S. coronavirus guidelines on Monday warning Americans to limit social gatherings to 10 or fewer people and urging restaurants, bars and other public venues to close in states where community transmission of the virus exists. But President Donald Trump said he was refraining from ordering sweeping public quarantines or lockdowns for the time being, even as some state and local officials..

Trump met Brazilian official with coronavirus, but says ‘not concerned’

WASHINGTON/BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was not concerned about the possibility of being exposed to the coronavirus after dining last week with a Brazilian government official who has since tested positive for the disease. U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from the news media while meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Was..

Disney to shut California parks through March over coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will close its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Southern California from Saturday through the end of the month due to the global outbreak of coronavirus, the company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Disneyland logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed Disney is shown near the entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim, California April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake No ..

Coronavirus poses new challenge to Trump’s re-election bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced one of the gravest threats of his political career as the coronavirus pandemic spread, leaving fellow Republicans to worry that the White House’s response and the hit to the economy would harm his re-election prospects. U.S. stock market indexes that Trump has touted throughout his term as evidence of his success plunged into bear market territory on Thursday - a day after he tried to calm Amer..

Americans on Grand Princess cruise to be tested for virus at four sites

(Reuters) - An ocean liner barred from returning to port in San Francisco due to a coronavirus outbreak on board will dock briefly at a nearby terminal in Oakland, where passengers will be screened and sent on to medical and quarantine sites elsewhere, officials said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: The Grand Princess cruise ship carrying passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus is seen in the Pacific Ocean outside San Francisco, California, U...

Coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds, brace for quarantines, health official warns

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans, especially those who are vulnerable, may need to stop attending big gatherings as the coronavirus spreads through U.S. communities, a top health official said on Sunday, adding that the possibility of large-scale quarantines cannot be ruled out. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks with a face mask, after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March..

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