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US considering ban on travelers from Europe over virus, top official says

The United States is weighing a ban on travelers from Europe to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a senior US official says.

“The question is a live question about how to treat Europe as a whole,” says Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“That is not to the level of using legal authorities to block travel yet. But it is under consideration,” he tells a congressional hearing.

— AFP

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