Updates from Washington Post…
Trump also told reporters he was tested for the novel coronavirus Friday night, but did not reveal the results and said he did not know when he would get them.
Across the globe, governments are placing mounting limitations on international and domestic travel, large social gatherings and hospital and nursing home visitations as the coronavirus epidemic has extended its tendrils into halls of power and brought public life to a near halt.
Here are some other significant developments:
- Spain announced an additional 1,500 cases, emerging as a new hot spot with 5,753 cases nationwide, the second highest in Europe.
- Italian Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, as the country remains on a near-total lockdown.
- White House will now check temperature of anyone who interacts with President Trump and Vice President Pence.
- U.S. lawmakers from Florida have self-isolated as the number of people who visited Mar-a-Lago last weekend and later tested positive for the virus climbed to three. The latest is a Brazilian ambassador who sat at President Trump’s table during a dinner.
- England reports 10 new deaths as New York sees its first.
- The Pentagon announced new domestic travel restrictions for service members and their families to help contain the outbreak, saying in a memo that virtually all trips must be put on hold through May 11….
The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.
The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel restrictions on service members and Defense Department civilians assigned to military installations and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
The new guidance takes effect Monday and last through May 11. The Pentagon says it will “halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station and Temporary Duty.”