There will be a complete ban of people coming to America from Iran…
There will be additional screening of those from Italy and South Korea…
One could question if an expansion could actually halt ANYONE OR ANYTHING coming to America in the near future?
President Trump sought on Saturday to more aggressively address the coronavirus after weeks of confusion over his administration’s response, urging public calm and issuing new foreign travel warnings and restrictions.
Mr. Trump presided over an abruptly announced news conference in the White House briefing room, at which Vice President Mike Pence announced that the administration was issuing its highest-level warning against travel to areas of Italy and South Korea most affected by the virus. The United States is also banning all travel from Iran, and barring entry to any foreign citizen who has visited that country in the last 14 days. There will also be additional screenings of travelers coming from Italy and South Korea.
Aiming to calm the public after the worst week for the stock market since 2008, Mr. Trump said that “healthy individuals” in the United States “should be able to fully recover” from the coronavirus, but did not say what the risks might be for people with prior health conditions.
Mr. Trump, flanked by top federal public health officials, appealed to “the media and politicians and everybody else involved not do anything to incite a panic, because there’s no reason to panic at all.” He acknowledged the first death recorded in the United States, in Washington State, a patient he described as a woman who had been “a medically high-risk patient in her late 50s.”
In response to a question, Mr. Trump also said he was “very strongly” considering new travel restrictions along the southern border to contain the coronavirus. But he later seemed to play down the possibility, saying “this is not a border that seems to be much of a problem right now.”
He also disputed claims that he had referred to the coronavirus as a “hoax” during a Friday night political rally in South Carolina. “The ‘hoax’ was used with respect to Democrats and what they were saying,” Mr. Trump said….