Mar 12, 2020 - World

EU says U.S. travel ban "was taken unilaterally and without consultation"

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

European Union leaders said Thursday that President Trump's sweeping decision to impose travel restrictions on the continent in response to the coronavirus pandemic was "taken unilaterally and without consultation."

What they're saying: "The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent, and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel said.

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Clyburn says House coronavirus committee won't investigate Trump

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that the coronavirus committee created by Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will oversee how the $2 trillion stimulus bill is distributed during the pandemic, not the federal government's initial response to the virus.

What he's saying: "This is not about the president of the United States or even the independent counsel or the inspector general. This is about focusing on how the money is spent, whether or not the people who are getting the money are actually working on behalf of the American people, or whether or not they are profiteering."

Cruise ship docks in Miami with 2 dead after coronavirus outbreak

An ambulance takes a patient to the hospital from the Coral Princess at the Port of Miami, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Two Coral Princess passengers died before the cruise ship docked at the Port of Miami, Florida, Saturday following a novel coronavirus outbreak, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. The cause of their deaths was not immediately disclosed.

The big picture: The ship was carrying 1,020 guests and 878 crew members from Chile, operator Princess Cruises said. 12 of those onboard tested positive for COVID-19, the firm said last Thursday. Five people were taken to the hospital from the vessel, Gimenez said. Disembarkation is expected to take several days. 65 people will remain onboard under quarantine for now because their symptoms or medical conditions left them unfit to travel, Gimenez said. Princess Cruises announced last month it was pausing global operations for two months because of the outbreak.

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Louisiana governor says state will run out of ventilators on April 9

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that coronavirus modeling projects his state will run out of ventilators on April 9 and hospital beds on April 11.

Why it matters: Louisiana has around 12,500 infected people and 409 deaths. New York is the only state in the country with a worse per capita death rate.

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