REPORT: DHS official reveals number of travelers quarantined, asked to self-quarantine at airports

MARCH 14, 2020

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Department of Homeland Security official said Saturday that in the first six weeks of coronavirus vetting for travelers at American airports, 17 travelers had been placed under quarantine at medical facilities.

U.S. authorities asked more than 30,000 travelers to self-quarantine at home during that period, he said.

Travel restrictions continue to be ramped up. The U.S. will be extending the ban on travel from Europe, officials announced Saturday. It will include the U.K. and Ireland as of midnight Monday.

“The travel ban does not apply to American citizens, legal permanent residents, their immediate families, and certain others. These people will be channeled through one of 13 airports equipped to do special screening,” NPR reported.

“As of Saturday, there were [m]ore than 155,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, prompting new action by governments around the world,” NPR continued.

In Europe, France and Spain announced restrictions to domestic activities on Saturday, amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

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