Farage thinks Brexit is the reason why Trump hasn't banned travel from the UK due to coronavirus

Greg Evans
Thursday 12 March 2020 10:30
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Nigel Farage has gone from calling the World Health Organization 'bullies' to suddenly being very concerned about coronavirus, but he will never ignore an opportunity to bang on about Brexit.

After Donald Trump announced that that the United States will be suspending all travel into the country from Europe barring the UK and Ireland, Farage thought it was a good a time as any to remind everyone that the UK is now an 'independent country'.

Nice one Nigel. It's not like there are more pressing issues facing us right now.

As you can imagine, people aren't too happy with Farage bringing up old news again especially as coronavirus is unlikely to care about borders when it infects people.

While the Brexit Party leader isn't entirely incorrect in his statement, Trump's ban isn't directly aimed at the European Union, despite the president blaming the spread of the virus on them.

Trump's ban applies to the Schengen Area which contains countries that aren't in the EU such as Switzerland and Norway. In fact, only 22 of the 27 EU member states participate in Schengen.

Also, he seems to have ignored that Ireland is also exempt and also still a part of the European Union.

At the time of writing, there were more than 23,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Europe with more than 900 deaths as a result.

The first case on the continent was reported in Bordeaux, France on January 21 with Italy being the worst effected and being forced into a nationwide lock down.

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