March 12, 2020 / 5:40 PM / 23 days ago

NIH's Fauci says U.S. could consider additional coronavirus travel restrictions

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci, testifies about coronavirus preparedness and response to the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. official on infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci, told a congressional hearing on Thursday that U.S. officials would consider additional travel restrictions beyond those already in place “if the dynamics of the outbreak mandates that.”

“It would be seriously considered,” he said.

Reporting by Michael Erman; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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