TRUMP lifts travel restrictions from Brazil, Europe

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ORDER issued by outgoing POTUS Donald Tramp lifting ban on travellers from Europe and Brazil  amid coronavirus pandemic has irked Joe Biden who is set to take over as the 46th President of the richest democratic nation  on January 20.It is likely to be  withdrawn once Biden moves to the Oval Office. In a proclamation issued late Monday, January  18 Trump said that the travel restrictions, which apply to noncitizens trying to come to the United States after spending time in those areas, would no longer be needed on January  26 .This is the deadline prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  for  mandatory for all passengers from abroad to present proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight to US, reported The New York Times citing official sources.POTUS  Trump wrote that Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, had recommended ending the restrictions on travel from most parts of Europe and Brazil, while maintaining restrictions on Iran and China. It is public knowledge that China and Iran have strained relations with the Trump Administration due varied reasons. “I agree with the secretary that this action is the best way to continue protecting Americans from Covid-19 while enabling travel to resume safely,” the president said in the proclamation as his successor Biden has announced a series of measures to combat pandemic and put the economy on a war footing.

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