The US President Donald trump said that the closure of the border with Mexico and Canada will not affect the trading of goods. He said this today, March 20, during the daily briefing at the White house, informs “Voice of America”.
Friday at the White house, President Donald trump conducts a regular briefing on combating 2019 coronavirus-nCoV in the United States. In particular, the President announced the closure of private and business trips to Canada and Mexico. However, trump said that closing borders will not stop the current trade relations between the three countries of North America.
In turn, Secretary Mike Pompeo, answering a journalist’s question on the same subject, said that the ban on travel to Mexico and Canada and of these countries in the United States will last as long as it is necessary to improve the epidemiological situation. Later on Friday, the government of the United States and Canada issued a joint statement, which indicated that the restriction on crossing the land border will come into force on March 21 and is designed for 30 days.
In addition, Pompeo said that in a pandemic of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV China, Russia and Iran to spread the “virus of misinformation”, talking about the situation in Western countries.
The recording of a live broadcast of the briefing in Russian.
During the briefing, the President said that he enacted the Law on the defence industry. This measure is intended to allow the U.S. government to accelerate the production of masks, respirators, and ventilators and other necessary equipment for dealing with an outbreak of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV.
The President introduced a law into effect the evening of March 19.
To a journalist’s question about the reasons for this step, trump said that the law would allow States to mask and other equipment and necessities to fight the virus.
The law, which was first introduced during the Korean war of 1950-ies, gives the President broad powers to “accelerate and expand the distribution of the resources of American industry to support military, energy, aerospace and national security,” — said on the website of the Federal emergency management Agency.
According to the President, the administration on Friday temporarily suspended the interest and payments on Federal student loans for at least the next 60 days.
Trump also said that the U.S. Department of education will cancel school exams because of the mass closure of schools across the country.
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