White House postpones Spain visit due virus threat

first_imgThe visit, including a lavish, black-tiestate dinner hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, hadbeen announced for April 21. White House press secretary StephanieGrisham cited the coronavirus pandemic in announcing the postponement onWednesday. Spain’s King Felipe VI arrives to deliver his speech during a ceremony to honor victims of terror attacks in Europe, at the Trocadero in Paris, Wednesday March 11, 2020. AP WASHINGTON – The White House says it’s postponing an upcoming state visit by Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia because of the coronavirus pandemic. “In order for the United States andSpain to continue to devote their full resources and attention to the COVID-19response, the April 21, 2020, White House State Visit by Their Majesties KingFelipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain has been postponed,” Grisham said, usingthe name for the disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus. (AP)last_img

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