Coronavirus pandemic: US suspends travel from Europe for 30 days

President Donald Trump says the travel suspension will protect US citizens from the coronavirus outbreak.

US President Donald Trump is suspending travel with 26 countries in Europe for 30 days to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The sweeping restrictions will not apply to the United Kingdom and US citizens and permanent residents will be exempted.

In his national address, he accused the European Union of not responding quickly enough to the virus.

Al Jazeera’s White House correspondent Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.