PHOTO: Medical workers work in the ICU of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak escalates, the White House is discussing a possible China travel ban, reports NBC News and other organizations on Tuesday morning.
The restrictions could affect inbound and outbound flights, and airports across the United States.
No final decision has been made, but a senior staff meeting was held at the White House on Monday during which China travel restrictions were discussed.
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A press conference is scheduled for later Tuesday at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The new coronavirus has killed 106 people and infected more than 4,500, according to Chinese health authorities. It was first diagnosed late last month.
White House discussing China travel restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak [cnbc.com]
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