President Donald Trump is taking measures to safeguard the American people as the Chinese coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world.
The White House has issued a travel ban on foreign nationals who have been to China in the past 14 days, keeping these individuals off of airplanes in an attempt to stop a pandemic from occurring in the U.S.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement on Friday that the administration will be “temporarily suspending the entry into the United States of foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the 2019 novel coronavirus.” It is set to go into effect on Sunday at 5 p.m. EST.
Azar also confirmed that all U.S. citizens who have traveled to the Hubei Province within the last two weeks will be subject to a mandatory quarantine for up to 14 days when they return to the country. U.S. citizens coming back to the states from mainland China will be screened as they return and subject to up to 14 days of self-monitoring following arrival.