The US government is directing more personnel to assist with coronavirus screenings at 20 airports — as the outbreak of the deadly virus continues, a report said Monday.
The additional resources will be sent to airports that handle nearly all incoming passengers from China, the Washington Post reported, citing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vice President Mike Pence mentioned the expansion earlier Monday.
The 20 American airports already with CDC-operated screening areas “receive 90 percent of all passengers from China,” Pence said, according to the report.
“Any passengers who are ill will receive additional screening,” he added.