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DHS: New screening to begin amid coronavirus concerns


February 3, 2020

Johnny Milano – New York Times

Employees wear masks while speaking to travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Jan. 31, 2020. Tensions at a handful of airports still receiving flights from China mounted on Sunday as travelers described a scramble for the few remaining tickets out of the country and federal officials readied military bases to house hundreds of people potentially exposed to the deadly coronavirus.

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days.

That guidance was included in a notice released by the department Sunday as new travel restrictions officially go into effect for flights commencing after 5 p.m. EDT.


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