TDN World Desk: Amid global lockdown due to coronavirus oubreak US President Donald Trump said in a threatening tone that his government could impose sanction on the countries that refuse or unreasonably delay accepting their citizens returned from America.

The announcement was made by America on Friday night through issuing a memorandum to its State Department of Homeland and Security.

“Countries that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents from the United States during the ongoing pandemic … create unacceptable public health risks for Americans,” Trump wrote in the memo as quoted by The Hill.

The US is terribly affected by the Covid-19 and surpassed the casualities of Italy. More than 20,000 people in the country have died of Coronavirus while over 533,000 cases have been reported.