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Trump will indefinitely maintain the border closure with Europe by COVID-19

Washington / US President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will indefinitely maintain a month-old ban on entering the country from Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want to do it (lift the lock) very quickly, but we want to make sure everything is okay. Right now we have a very strong ban and we are going to keep it that way until they (Europe) heal, ”Trump said during a press conference at the White House.

The closing of borders with Europe began on March 14 for an initial period of 30 days that ended this Sunday.

Trump explained at the press conference that the opening of borders will be done “at the right time”, although he did not want to define if that will happen in weeks or months.

“I would not say that Italy is doing very well right now, I would not say that Spain is doing very well right now, France has just extended its confinement order,” Trump said to justify his decision.

Trump in January banned people from China from entering the United States and in March made the same decision with those arriving from Europe, to which Europe responded with a similar measure.

“Strong measures, but necessary “

“I have decided to take several strong but necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of all Americans. To prevent new cases from entering our borders, we will suspend all travel from Europe to the United States, “Trump said when announcing the veto on March 12.

In the United States, infections are already over 585,000, while in Europe they are around 900,000.

The press conference was marked by controversy following an interview in which Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of Trump’s highest-ranking medical advisers, acknowledged that if the country had been confined earlier, lives would have been saved.

Trump retweeted a message this Monday calling for Fauci to be fired with the hashtag #FireFauci, which had an adverse effect on Twitter with the hashtags #FireTrump (fire Trump) and #FireTrumpNotFauci (fire Trump not Fauci) .

The president defended at the press conference that he was happy with Fauci’s work and said he had retweeted the message asking for his dismissal because he “likes the controversy.” (April 14, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Question 1
Principalmente, el texto habla...
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del número de personas contagiadas por COVID-19 en Estados Unidos.
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de lo que dijo el presidente de Estados Unidos sobre el cierre fronterizo con Europa.
C
de un mensaje de Twitter que compartió Trump.
Question 2
Leyendo el texto entendemos que...
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no se permite que las personas residentes en Europa entren a Estados Unidos a causa del COVID-19.
B
Trump no cree que sea necesario ahora prohibir que los europeos viajen a Estados Unidos.
C
Trump anunció que a finales de este mes los europeos ya podrán viajar a Estados Unidos.
Question 3
Según el texto, Trump...
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considera que la situación está mejorando notablemente en España.
B
cree que es importante asegurarse de que todo está bien antes de permitir la entrada de personas procedentes de Europa.
C
dijo que por ahora solo los franceses podrán entrar a Estados Unidos.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que...
A
Trump decidió despedir al doctor Anthony Fauci.
B
no es cierto que haya críticas a Trump en relación con la crisis del coronavirus.
C
por ahora se han registrado casi un millón de casos de coronavirus en Europa.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que...
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las fronteras de Estados Unidos estarán cerradas a partir del 12 de abril para evitar más contagios.
B
está aumentando el número de contagios por coronavirus rápidamente.
C
Trump descarta que el coronavirus afecte negativamente a la economía del país.
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