As the spread of coronavirus continues, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is calling for the U.S. government to consider restricting "all US commercial travel to and from China."
This follows his recent letter to numerous government agencies on the need to weigh travel restrictions and outline their decisions as the situation develops.
Last week, I asked federal health & security officials about travel to & from #China given #coronavirus. With worsening conditions since then, it’s time to consider restricting all US commercial travel to and from China. Public health must be paramount https://t.co/cMkngC7mQy— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 31, 2020
His letter – sent to Departments of Health & Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation (DOT), and Department of State last week – all have a deadline of today to issue responses to the Senator. Read the full letter here.