April 27, 2020 / 12:10 PM / a month ago

Trump administration eyes U.S. factory protocols amid coronavirus - Navarro

FILE PHOTO: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro listens to a news conference about a presidential executive order relating to military veterans outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is focusing on protocols to keep U.S. factories open as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, including screening workers for potential cases, White House adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday.

“We’re trying to figure out the best protocols to keep our factories going,” Navarro said in an interview on Fox News. “We’re going to have to use appropriate protocols, different social distancing. You’re going to have to reconfigure factories. You’re going to have to use things like thermoscanners to check fever as they come in.”

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Toby Chopra

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