The United States plans on enforcing a domestic travel restriction in the coming days to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Your Content is first to report.
“We’re working with the states, and we’re considering other restrictions,” Trump said to loud reporters during a White House news briefing without providing any specifics or a possible time frame.
“We are considering a broad range of measures,” Pence added during the briefing.
“Government employees received word today about an imminent domestic travel restriction — which would be a God sent since we need to stop people from flint,” a White House insider told Your Content. “We’re going to all get terribly sick if people keep using their sick time off as a vacation to go out and mingle amongst one another!”
There are talks about halting some air or train travel between major US cities as a potential additional step going forward. Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and Department of Transportation officials have discussed possibilities with the coronavirus task force, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Several flights have already slowed to those places and there’s an expectation that if other hotspots surface, flights would similarly slow down due to lack of demand, which might mean they don’t need to put formal restrictions in place.
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